OrganismCaenorhabditis elegans
Aging PhenotypeNo effect on life-span
Allele TypeRecessive
StrainBristol N2
DescriptionMutation of fem-3 has no effect on life span (Kenyon et al., 1993).
Gene FunctionProtein involved in somatic sex determination and in spermatogenesis.
Other Phenotypesfem-3(e1996) mutants do not produce sperm and develop as females.
Primary ReferenceKenyon, C., Chang, J., Gensch, E., Rudner, A., and Tabtiang, R. (1993). A C. elegans mutant that lives twice as long as wild type. Nature 366, 461-4. [Abstract]
Other References
Relevant LinksWormBase:;class=Locus
KeywordsCaenorhabditis, elegans, worm, sterility