Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 175, Issue 2, pp 129–133 | Cite as

A uniform genetic nomenclature for the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

  • H. Robert Horvitz
  • Sydney Brenner
  • Jonathan Hodgkin
  • Robert K. Herman


A uniform system of genetic nomenclature for the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is described. Convenient ways are specified to designate genes, mutations and strains, and to attempt to avoid name duplications.


Caenorhabditis Elegans Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans Uniform System Genetic Nomenclature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Robert Horvitz
    • 1
  • Sydney Brenner
    • 2
  • Jonathan Hodgkin
    • 2
  • Robert K. Herman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCambridgeEngland
  3. 3.Department of Genetics and Cell BiologyUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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