New research shows that C. briggsae and C. elegans may have separated less than 30 million years ago. (Read here).
A paper from Craig Hunter lab (published in PNAS) demonstrates that C. elegans sid-2 gene when expressed in C. briggsae confers environmental RNAi. (Read here).
August 2, 2007
Ray Miller (WashU) is offering a free service to map your favorite C. briggsae mutants! The deadline is Friday August 17. Read the announcement here.
July 3, 2007
The C. briggsae chromosome assembly paper has been published in PLoS Biology (Hillier et al., 2007, vol. 5, e167).
June 28, 2007
The “Evolution” workshop was held at the 2007 UCLA worm meeting. (Click here)
June 1, 2007
A chapter on C. briggsae genomics and biology has been published in Wormbook (“Genetics and genomics” section).
February 11, 2007
The new assembly of C. briggsae genome (version CB3) is now available. (see Wormbase for details.)
The new C. briggsae website (www.briggsae.org) is up and running…finally!
The workshop ‘Caenorhabditis evolutionary biology’ was held at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Oeiras, Portugal. (Click here)