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Gene nomenclature guidelines for the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea


Reddien, P. W., Newmark, P.A., and Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado (2008)
Developmental Dynamics

DOI:10.1002/dvdy.21795
Published online: July 15, 2008


We describe a gene nomenclature system for the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Guidelines are specified for designating names for genes and proteins, as well as for describing RNA-mediated genetic interference (RNAi) experiments. The proposed conventions aim to avoid multiple names being ascribed to single genes and to establish a uniform, simple method for naming genes in S. mediterranea that is readily understood by researchers working on planarians and other organisms.
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