Model Organisms for Biomedical Research
Trans-NIH C. elegans InitiativeNational Institutes of Health
Funding Opportunities
Major Resources
Image of a bullet WormBase is a repository of mapping, sequencing and phenotypic information about C. elegans and some closely related nematodes. The data contain the essentially complete genomic sequence of C. elegans. This site is updated every two weeks. The URL is:
Image of a bullet C. elegans Web Server contains information on recent papers, the Caenorhabditis Genetics Center, laboratories, meetings and abstracts from the semi-annual International C. elegans meeting, announcements, links to the Bionet.celegans newsgroup, information and links to information on other nematodes, methods for C. elegans research, lineage map information, genomics information and links to other genomics information sites, software useful for C. elegans research.
Image of a bullet Thierry-Mieg Mirror Site for C. elegans Web Server and Database Access contains genetic and genomic data on C. elegans, information and access for Acedb, Acembly, Jade, Blast and AcePerl.
Image of a bullet Genome Sequencing Center contains the history and data access for the sequencing effort for several genomes including C. elegans, data on matches to C. briggsae clones, search capability, links to related sites at Sanger Centre and Caenorhabditis Genetics Center.
Image of a bullet C. elegans Microarray Resource contains information and data on microarray chips, analysis of completed chip experiments, and how to access the resource.
Image of a bullet Caenorhabditis Genetics Center is the stock center for C. elegans genetic stocks. The website contains general information on the center, access to the Worm Breeder’s Gazette, available strains, bibliography, gene names and strain and mutation names.
Image of a bullet Center for Caenorhabditis Elegans Anatomy contains information on methods, personnel, publications, services and collaborations and how to access the Center.
Image of a bullet Genetic Map and Associated Resources for C. briggsae contains the latest version of the high-density SNP-based genetic map, assays and resources for mapping, and data downloads.
IC Contact

Michael C. Chang, Ph.D.
Division of Comparative Medicine
National Center for Research Resources
6701 Democracy Boulevard
Room 942, MSC4874
Bethesda, MD 20892-4874

Phone: 301-435-0750
Fax: 301-480-3819
NCRR Home Page URL:

image of a c.Elegans worm

Photo Credit:
Genome Sequencing Center
Washington University
St. Louis, MO.