CGSC : E.coli Genetic Stock Center

The CGSC Database of E.coli genetic information includes genotypes and reference information for the strains in the E. coli Genetic Stock Center (CGSC) collection, gene names, properties, and linkage map, gene product information, and information on specific mutations. The public version of the database includes this information and is accessible in three forms. The CGSC DB_WebServer provides a fill-in-the-blank form that results in direct querying of the database. A direct login to our Sybase APT forms frontend provides somewhat more powerful, but less convenient, query capabilities. The CGSC Collection consists primarily of genetic derivatives of E. coli K-12, the non-pathogenic laboratory strain used in genetic and molecular studies, and includes combinations of 2-29 mutations from among 3500 mutations at more than 1000 different loci. These strains are provided to the community by request, through contact information given on the web site.

responsible: mary@k-12.biology.yale.edu (Mary Berlyn)