The Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (CGC) collects, maintains and distributes stocks of C. elegans for academic and commercial research.
At NIF we index the entire CGC catalog, making it a great resource to find potential worm strains in your research. For example, to find all available C. elegans strains that have altered serotonin functioning search NIF for: Caenorhabditis elegans serotonin (shown below).
A list of worms available for purchase from CGC can be found under the Data Type “Animals” in the Animals: Available view:
Here we notice the first result is for worm MT9772, a mutant strain that displays serotonin hypersensitivity due to a defect in mod-5, the only serotonin reuptake transporter in C. elegans. Clicking the Catalog # will launch the data entry in CGC, providing you with more information and the ability to order this strain.
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