C. elegans lab strains Patrick McGrath

C. elegans lab strains Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath holds up dishes with two lab strains of the C. elegans roundworm. Strain LSJ2 (dish on right) dramatically changed its survival strategy to live longer and have fewer offspring due to a tiny mutation on its NURF-1 gene. Researchers at Georgia Tech confirmed the effects of the mutation by duplicating it in lab strain N2 (dish on left) via an injection with CRISPR Cas9.

 

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Life Sciences and Biology, Research
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C. elegans, CRISPR, evolution, LSJ2, mutation, N2, NURF, Patrick McGrath
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 28, 2016 - 11:27am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:55pm