Gene nomenclature guidelines for the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea

Peter W. Reddien, Phillip A. Newmark, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3099-3101
    Number of pages3
    JournalDevelopmental Dynamics
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - Nov 2008


    • Nomenclature
    • Planarians
    • Regeneration
    • Stem cells

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Developmental Biology


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