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||uonEx1 [unc-54::alpha-synuclein::CFP + unc-54::alpha-synuclein::YFP(Venus)]. No additional transformation marker was included in the array. uonEx1 also known as SC+SV in reference publications. Reduced lifespan (25-35% lower) and reduced pharyngeal pumping rate compared to N2. Novel transgenic strain for monitoring the influence of genetic and/or environmental factors on the extent of alpha-synuclein aggregation using FRET signals. Because the two fusion proteins are separate, FRET is only possible when synuclein aggregation brings a CFP tag very close to a YFP tag within an aggregate. We suggest using this strain in conjunction with the positive control (high FRET) strain DDP2 or with strain NL5901 which shows opposite changes in FRET. References: Nagarajan A, et al. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2015 Aug 21. Bodhicharla R, et al. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2012 Dec;11(8):965-75.