The genome project
We are sequencing the genome of Lumbricus rubellus. This will be the first oligochaete annelid genome to be sequenced. The genome sequence will reveal the 'parts list' for this important species, and help us to put together maps of how the worm grows, eats, and reproduces, and how it resists exposures to potentially toxic soil contamination.
To do this we are using the resources, instrumentation and expertise of the GenePool, the University of Edinburgh Genomics Facility.
Click here to access the genome site