briggsae X elegans

wormwatcher liuk at
Wed Sep 28 21:04:10 EST 1994

In article <9409141558.ZM4909 at>
leon at EATWORMS.SWMED.EDU ("Leon Avery") writes:

> Does anyone know what happens if you cross briggsae males with elegans
> hermaphrodites or vice versa?  Do they ignore each other?  Do they
> produce progeny?  I would like to get briggsae mutants and do
> complementation tests with elegans.


Briggsae and elegans mate in either direction, but you won't get any
cross progeny.  Sorry.  More information in Scott Baird's paper:
Evolution, v.46(3): 585-594 (92).  Won't help you here but it's a nice

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