Ah! You need to read up on C elegans genetic nomenclature
(http://biosci.umn.edu/CGC/Nomenclature/nomencl.htm). e995 is the
allele. One is permitted to add a few lower-case letters after the
allele name as a hint about its characteristics: that's what 'xri'
is. e995, e995xri, sup-1(e995), sup-1(e995xri), sup-1(e995xri) III
all mean the same thing -- they just differ in the amount of extra
information they contain.
Leon Avery (214) 648-4931 (voice)
Department of Molecular Biology -1488 (fax)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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>I am working on sup-1 and was wondering if anyone has other alleles than e995.
>In particular I would be interested in the x-ray induced e995xri. The
>reference allele e995 is the only allele available from the CGC, so if anyone
>would be able to provide me with additional sup-1 alleles I would be very
>>Morten K. Larsen
>University of Southern Denmark
>m.larsen at bmb.sdu.dk