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Caenorhabditis elegans Strains for SEP Teachers

I am happy to provide worm strains and the E. coli OP50 strain (for seeding NGM plates) to SEP teachers, free of charge. I have only a handful of strains at the moment, but expect that list to grow over time. I am also happy to freeze down and store your worm strains in our -80°C freezer, so you don't have to worry about long-term maintenance of worm strains.

To request a worm strain and/or OP50 bacteria, please email me at . Please let me know which strain(s) you want, and provide a mailing address (for US Mail). Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks for me to thaw out and grow up your strains.

If you want me to freeze down and store your worm strain (if it is not one I already have), please include the name and genotype of each strain, parafilm the worm plate(s), enclose in a padded mailing envelope, and mail to the following address:

Jenny Tenlen
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W., Ste 205
Seattle, WA 98119-1950

C. elegans strains available (hyperlinks will take you to WormBase descriptions of each gene and strain):

Additional strains are available from the Caenorhabditis Genetics Center