Genetic mapping of Caenorhabditis elegans collagen genes using DNA polymorphisms as phenotypic markers.


In Caenorhabditis elegans collagens comprise a dispersed family of 40-150 genes, the majority of which probably code for collagen proteins found in the animal's cuticle. The conserved (Gly-X-Y)n triple helix coding sequence of collagen genes has facilitated the isolation of a large number of C. elegans collagen genes by recombinant DNA methods. We have… (More)

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