C. elegans gene regulatory alleles and reporter bashing studies
- J.J. Froehlich
- N. Rajewsky
- microPublication Biology
- MicroPubl Biol 2023
Gene regulation has been studied in C. elegans for over 30 years. In this analysis of 102 publications, we find that most transcriptional cis-regulatory elements are located within 5,000 bp of the transcription start site. Over 75% of studies conclude that transcriptional elements and 5'UTRs activate-, while 3'UTRs repress gene expression. While gene regulatory mutations make up less than 0.8% of alleles in forward genetics screens, recent CRISPR-Cas approaches are increasing the number of tested mutations. This work provides a resource of known gene regulatory sequences in C.elegans.