NameStrain HG246 [unknown gene(s)]
OrganismCaenorhabditis elegans
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeUnknown
StrainBristol N2
DescriptionStrain HG246 has a life span that is 30% longer than wild type.
Gene FunctionUnknown.
Other PhenotypesMutant strain is heat shock resistant, exhibits lower fertility than wild type, and males are slightly defective for mating (Yang and Wilson, 2000).
HomologsGene has not been mapped or cloned.
Primary ReferenceYang, Y., and Wilson, D. L. (2000). Isolating aging mutants: a novel method yields three strains of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans with extended life spans. Mech Ageing Dev 113, 101-16. [Abstract]
Other ReferencesNone.
Relevant LinksNone.
KeywordsCaenorhabditis, elegans, worm, heat shock