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WormBook is a comprehensive, open-access collection of original, peer-reviewed chapters covering topics related to the biology of Caenorhabditis elegans and other nematodes. Wormbook also contains: WormMethods, a collection of protocols for nematode researchers; WormHistory, personal perspectives on C. elegans research; and the Worm Breeder's Gazette, an informal, non-refereed, biannual newsletter for the interchange of ideas and information related to C. elegans and other nematodes.
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News and Notes
June 18 2015
Introductory chapter published
A Transparent Window into Biology: A Primer on Caenorhabditis elegans, by Ann Corsi, Bruce Wightman, and Marty Chalfie, has just been added to WormBook as a co-publication with GENETICS. This chapter discusses the basic biology, genetics, anatomy, genomics, ecology, and evolution of C. elegans. Key discoveries resulting from research using this organism are described, as is the strong collaborative nature of the worm community. We thank Tracey DePellegrin, Ruth Isaacson, and Elizabeth De Stasio of GENETICS for their dedication to this collaboration, as well as Editor-in-Chief Mark Johnston for his support of the project.
June 11 2015
Nuclear receptor chapter updated in WormBook
Nuclear receptor signal transduction in C. elegans, by Adam Antebi, has been added to the Signal transduction section of WormBook. This chapter updates his 2006 chapter, Nuclear hormone receptors in C. elegans. The updated chapter highlights recent advances on the best-studied nuclear receptors in the worm and discusses their role as regulators of life history, cell fate, and organogenesis, as well as their function in nutrient sensing, metabolism, and energy homeostasis.
April 30 2015
New chapter added to Molecular biology
Operon and non-operon gene clusters in the C. elegans genome, by Thomas Blumenthal, Paul Davis and Alfonso Garrido-Lecca, has been published in the Molecular biology section. This chapter discusses a variety of tight-linkage gene arrangements in the C. elegans genome, summarizes the current knowledge on several variations of operon processing, and describes non-operon gene clusters.
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