About Caenorhabditis remanei
C. remanei is a small, free-living roundworm found in decaying plant material especially compost, mushroom beds in Northern temperate regions. The worms feed on the bacteria and other micro-organisms associated with plant decay. The biology of C. remanei is similar to that of C. elegans, with a short generation time through four larval stages into an adult. C.remanei has both male and female adults unlike the hermaphroditic species such as C. elegans and C. briggsae. All three species are often found at the same site. C. remanei is frequently found associated with snails, slugs, millipedes, mites and pill bugs, which are presumed to transport worms, especially the dormant dauer stage, from one location to another, as with other Caenorhabditids.
C. remanei was known as C. vulgaris prior to the demonstration that this was a junior synonym of C. remanei in 1996 (Sudhaus & Kiontke, 2006). The sequenced strain PB4641 was derived from a wild isolate EM464 isolated from a pillbug (Armadillidium vulgare) in Brooklyn, New York in 1990. The wild isolate was inbred for 20 generations in the lab of Scott Baird by transferral of a single gravid female per generation.
- C. remanei data at WormBase
- C. remanei data at WormBase ParaSite
- Roundworm Genome Sequencing white paper
Taxonomy ID 31234
Data source WormBase
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: