Meta Sites


Strains and Reagents

Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (CGC) - request/deposit worm strains, Worm Breeders' Gazette archives, C. elegansBibliography, and more.
Fire Lab Vector Kit (Addgene)
National Bioresource Project for the Experimental Animal "Nematode C. elegans" - deletion mutants available from the Mitani group


NEXTDB (Nematode Expression Pattern Database) - mRNA in situ expression patterns from Yuji Kohara's group.
Nembase - search nematode ESTs (Blaxter lab).
BC C. elegans Gene Expression Consortium
Textpresso - "An information retrieval and extraction system for biological literature" for C. elegans.
RNAi Database

Genomics & Proteomics

Nematode Genomes - Links to project pages for nematode genomes currently being sequenced by Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
Caenorhabditis Genome Sequencing Projects - Sanger Institute
AcePrimer 1.1 - "PCR primer design based on gene structure", from the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center.
Worm Enhancer
InteractomeDB (Vidal Lab)
WORFDB (C. elegans ORFeome database, Vidal Lab)

Nobel Prizes Recognizing C. elegans Researchers

2002 Nobel Prize in Medicine - Sydney Brenner, Robert Horvitz and John Sulston
2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine - Andrew Fire and Craig Mello
"Worthy of Investment" - article on Craig Mello, written for the Center News at FHCRC.

Publications and References

WormBook - "WormBook contains original reviews on all aspects of C. elegans biology and up-to-date descriptions of technical procedures used to study this animal."
C. elegans II (1997) - from the NCBI Bookshelf
Nematology - Selected Bibliography - from the UC-Davis Dept. of Nematology.
"The Common Thread: A Story of Science, Politics, Ethics, and the Human Genome" - National Academies Press Openbook project; written by John Sulston and Georgina Ferry, and published in 2002 by Joseph Henry Press. This book provides Sulston's account of the development of the Human Genome Project, starting from the C. elegans sequencing project.

Other Nematodes

Parasitic Nematode Sequencing Project - Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
Nematode Genomics and Phylogenomics - Mark Blaxter's group
General Nematology - resources from Nemaplex, at UC-Davis

Lineage Tools and Software

WormBase Virtual Machines

Educational & Teaching Aids

"Worm Breeding for Dummies" - an excellent guide to performing crosses and mapping mutations in C. elegans
Caenorhabditis elegans - background information on C. elegans, written by Mark Blaxter.
W.O.R.M. Initiative - Wisconsin Outreach Research Modules - Excellent background information on the value of model organisms in teaching, and in the use of C. elegans in particular.
Worm Classroom

Groups and Societies

Developmental Biology Group of the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Genetics Society of America - Official Society publication is "Genetics". They sponsor a number of model organism-specific meetings, including the biannual International C. elegans meeting.
Society for Developmental Biology - Official Society publication is "Developmental Biology". 
ISDB: International Society for Developmental Biologists - Official Society publication is "Mechanisms of Development".