restriction enzyme mediated integration

rplas at RON.NKI.NL rplas at RON.NKI.NL
Fri Feb 10 05:40:51 EST 1995

Has anybody tried to interrupt random worm genes by micro-injection of a restriction
enzyme plus linear DNA with the appropriately staggered ends?

I assume that this approach, so useful in Dictyostelium, has not worked
in C. elegans anywhere, or we would have heard, but I am interested in the negative results:
what precisely has been tried, and by whom? Gonad injection, or oocyte nuclei?
Concentration of reagents? Marker gene used? Numbers of injected worms, etc.

Thanks for any comments or advise.

Ronald Plasterk

Netherlands Cancer Institute
Division of Molecular Biology
Plesmanlaan 121, 1066CX Amsterdam
phone:	+31 20 5122081
fax:	+31 20 6691383
E-mail:	rplas at

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