February 16-17, 1999

The Human Genome Project has stimulated increasing interest in genome biology for a number of model organisms as the utility of genomic technologies and resources is rapidly being realized. Because of the costs of such large-scale projects and the shared interest of many Institutes and Centers in supporting these resources, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is facing the challenge of prioritizing research in this area. To address this challenge, the NIH convened a workshop for the purpose of evaluating the current status of genomic resource development for the non-mammalian model organisms already undergoing genomic analysis, identifying additional resource needs for these organisms, and considering what additional model organisms might be suitable for similar developments. The executive summary and recommendations of the workshop are presented below.

Executive Summary
Breakout Group Reports
S. cerevisiae (yeast)
C. elegans (round worm)
D. melanogaster (fruit fly)
D. rerio (zebrafish)
X.laevis and X. tropicalis (frog)
Recommendations for Additional Selected Model Organisms
Dictyostelium discoideum Recommendations (dictyostelium)
Tetrahymena thermophilia Recommendations (tetrahymena)
 Gallus gallus Recommendations (chicken)
Tables Summarizing the Features of Selected Non-Mammalian Model Organisms*

Selected Non-Mammalian Model Organisms

Additional Non-Mammalian Model Organisms

List of Participants
Recommendations from the National Cancer Institute's Working Group on Non-Mammalian Models of Human Cancers: Foundation for February 1999 Meeting.


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Last Updated on 5/18/99