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Thom Kaufman kaufman at bio.indiana.edu
Sun Oct 12 10:29:29 EST 2003

Exelixis EP Line Announcement

We are in the process of consolidating the fly collection at Exelixis 
and are working towards the goal of making larger numbers of our fly 
stocks available to the not-for-profit Drosophila research community. 
As part of this initiative, we will no longer serve as the US 
distribution center for the Rorth collection EP stocks. To effect a 
smooth transition, and to ensure that the most valuable stocks will 
continue to be easily obtained by the fly community, we are 
collaborating closely with both the Gene Disruption Project (GDP) and 
the Bloomington Stock Center.  As part of this process, the GDP has 
analyzed the genes tagged by the Rorth/EP collection, conducted 
side-by-side comparisons with existing transposon tagged lines, and has 
selected 400 stocks for retention at Bloomington.  These stocks tag 
novel genes and were chosen to complement the increasing number of 
insertion lines available through the efforts of the GDP (see 
http://flypush.imgen.bcm.tmc.edu/pscreen/).   We are working with the 
Bloomington Stock Center to facilitate the transfer of these stocks as 
soon as possible. The entire insertion collection, in addition to the X 
insertion lines already held at Bloomington, is still available from 
the Szeged center in Europe.

If you have questions regarding insertions selected by the GDP, please 
contact Hugo Bellen at hbellen at bcm.tmc.edu Any specific correspondence 
for Exelixis may be directed to Helen Francis-Lang: helen at exelixis.com

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