RESOURCES: Chlamy Home Base

Science  19 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5653, pp. 2037
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5653.2037a

A familiar sight in biology labs is the protist Chlamydomonas zipping across a microscope slide, powered by a pair of trailing flagella. The Chlamydomonas Genetics Center at Duke University offers information for everyone from researchers investigating the creature's metabolism to lab instructors seeking tips on how to get different strains to mate. The site features an eclectic database called ChlamyDB, where you can find out which protein a particular gene produces, locate culture collections that can provide specimens, or track down citations for the latest Chlamydomonas literature. You can also search a first draft of the protist's genome sequence or follow a link to the genome of its light-capturing chloroplast.

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