The mission of the C. elegans Gene
Knockout Consortium is to facilitate genetic research of this important model
system through the production of deletion alleles at specified gene
targets. We choose targets based on investigator
requests. At one time, our capacity dictated that we restrict
requests to five per lab. This restriction no longer
holds. Investigators are encouraged especially to register requests
for functionally related groups of genes. Please see our Frequently
Asked Questions page for additional details about the operation of the
consortium. Please see our guidelines for making requests.
Strains produced by the consortium are
freely available with no restrictions to any investigator.
Consortium strains are distributed by the C.
elegans Genetic Center (CGC). In most cases, when
you use the Consortium web site to request an existing allele, your request is
forwarded automatically to the CGC. However, if you indicate that
an existing allele is not satisfactory for your research, (for whatever
reason), you may request that we generate another allele for the same
Any information generated by the Consortium
is entered into the official C. elegans data repository, Wormbase.
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|Wednesday, July 01, 2009
As of July 1st the Oklahoma node of the C. elegans gene knockout consortium will suspend operations. If we get a favorable funding decision by the NIH/NHGRI, we will resume operations in October. The Vancouver node will continue to generate deletion strains during this interim.