High-throughput isolation and mapping of C. elegans mutants susceptible to pathogen infection.
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We present a novel strategy that uses high-throughput methods of isolating and mapping C. elegans mutants susceptible to pathogen infection. We show that C. elegans mutants that exhibit an enhanced pathogen accumulation (epa) phenotype can be rapidly identified and isolated using a sorting system that allows automation of the analysis, sorting, and dispensing of C. elegans by measuring fluorescent bacteria inside the animals. Furthermore, we validate the use of Amplifluor as a new single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) mapping technique in C. elegans. We show that a set of 9 SNPs allows the linkage of C. elegans mutants to a 5-8 megabase sub-chromosomal region.
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1371/journal.pone.0002882
Publication InfoAballay, A; Fuhrman, LE; & Shianna, Kevin V (2008). High-throughput isolation and mapping of C. elegans mutants susceptible to pathogen infection. PLoS One, 3(8). pp. e2882. 10.1371/journal.pone.0002882. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/4499.
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