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C. elegans provide milk to their offsprings through their decomposing bodies

Boroweic et al. (2020) describes the phenomena in which decaying bodies of older C. elegans turn into nutritious fluid for their offsprings using the insulin/IGF-1 insulin pathway.

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First sibling species of C. elegans

The article by Kanzaki, N. et al. (2018) describes the first sibling species of C. elegans C. inopinata including its morphological, ecological, behavioural and genetic analysis.

To find out more, please read the article below:

Kanzaki, N., Tsai, I.J., Tanaka, R. et al. Biology and genome of a newly discovered sibling species of Caenorhabditis elegansNat Commun 9, 3216 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05712-5

Worms sleep when confined in microfluidic chambers

To find out how, keep reading below:

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/microfluidic-chambers-trigger-sleep-in-c–elegans–66754

Once bitten – twice shy

C. elegans remember eating pathogenic Pseudomonas and pass on the information to the next generation. To find out how, click on the link below

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/how-worms-avoid-eating-bad-bacteria-and-warn-their-offspring-too-66846

2019 December 13

The C. briggsae website (briggsae.org) underwent a major change last week. The site has migrated to a new hosting provider and running on WordPress CMS. This represents a significant shift from old-fashioned HTML coding and site management. Going forward, it should be easier to update and maintain the contents.