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662 people from 37 countries have completed the new 2007 WormBase survey. Survey ends Friday Sep. 14th!

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  • September 11, 2007: Bigger prize for isolation of C. elegans sister species
    The prize for the isolation of a sister species to C. elegans has been increassed to $5000! A guide to the contest and isolation of the species has been prepared by Jim Thomas, Marie-Anne Felix, Scott Baird, Karin Kiontke, Michael Ailion, and David Fitch. Prize money is handled by Paul Sternberg (pws@caltech.edu); contributions to increase the prize are welcome.
  • September 06, 2007: Survey: Ecology and Evolution of Nematodes meeting
    We are conducting a survey to see how many people would likely attend a major conference on the Evolution & Ecology of Nematodes. For details, please see this poston the Worm Community Forums.
  • August 27, 2007: New release of WormBase: WS179
    WormBase has been updated to the WS179 release [release notes] of the database. The WS179 virtual machine is available on the WormBase FTP site.
  • August 21, 2007: WormBook: New chapters and personnel
    WormBook experienced some staff changes in the last couple of months. WormBook Editor Lisa Girard and Program Developer and Web Publisher Tristan Fiedler left WormBook in July and August. Jane Mendel, a WormBook author and Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at Caltech, joined WormBook as the new Editor. During the transition period, WormBook expanded the Post-embryonic development section with a new chapter Dauer.
  • August 18, 2007: Service Interruption (aceserver)
    Aceserver -- the WormBase data mining server -- will be offline Monday 20 Aug 2007 for scheduled maintenance. Queries using AQL and WQL will be unavailable during this time, as will programmatic access using AcePerl and Bio::DB::GFF.
  • August 01, 2007: New release of WormBase: WS178
    WormBase has been updated to the WS178 release of the database. Release notes are available on the WormBase Wiki.
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Related Databases and Web Sites Nematode.net, WormAtlas, Other Model Organism Databases Leon Avery's WWW and more (Resources)

Key Publications WormBook, C. elegans II book (1997), The Mind of a Worm (White et al, 1986), The Genetics of C. elegans (Brenner, 1974), Durbin Ph.D. thesis (1987), Modes et formes... (Maupas, 1900), all citations in EndNote format

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Worm Genome Sequence Centers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute C. elegans Site, Washington University C. elegans Site and SNP site
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