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An illustrated anatomical ontology of the developing mouse lower urogenital tract

Posted by on May 25th, 2015

Georgas et al. have presented a comprehensive update to the anatomical ontology of the murine urogenital system. These updates pertain to the lower urinary tract, genital tubercle and associated reproductive structures, covering stage E10.5 through to adult. The updates have been based on recently published insights into the cellular and gross anatomy of these structures,[…]

EvoDevo PhD position available in Sheffield, UK

Posted by on January 3rd, 2014

This PhD is part of the NERC funded Doctoral Training Partnership ACCE (Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment). This is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, York, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. A PhD position is available in the Fraser laboratory at the University of Sheffield, Department of Animal[…]

WormBase: It’s not just for C. elegans anymore

Posted by on October 29th, 2010

WormBase — wormbase.org — is the central data repository for Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes. C. elegans is a well-known system for studying problems in developmental biology, the benefits of which I will quickly rehash here. Its rapid generation time from fertilized egg to gravid adult (3.5 days) and small size (1mM) permit 1000’s of[…]