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WormBook is a comprehensive, open-access collection of original, peer-reviewed chapters covering topics related to the biology of Caenorhabditis elegans and other nematodes. Wormbook also contains: WormMethods, a collection of protocols for nematode researchers; WormHistory, personal perspectives on C. elegans research; and the Worm Breeder's Gazette, an informal, non-refereed, biannual newsletter for the interchange of ideas and information related to C. elegans and other nematodes. Additional chapters can be found in GENETICS.
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News and Notes
July 14 2016
New chapter added to WormMethods
Working with dauer larvae, by Xantha Karp, has been added to the Behavior section of WormMethods as an ePub ahead of formal publication. This chapter summarizes dauer formation and describes methods for inducing and isolating dauers. Methods for obtaining pre- and post-dauer larvae are also provided.
May 24 2016
Small GTPase chapter updated
Small GTPases (2016), by David Reiner and Erik Lundquist, has been added to the Signal transduction section. This chapter updates the 2006 chapter by Lundquist with the same title. The new chapter provides an overview of small GTPases in C. elegans and gives details for members of the Ras, Rho, Rab, Arf, and Ran families. Atypical nematode members that fall outside these subfamilies are also discussed.
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