New Results!

Our special lab grown worms have been hanging out with the nematodes you sent!

Calling all Nematode Hunters, we have a positive result!

As you know, our team has been looking for a new nematode virus, but we needed your help to find sick worms. We mixed the nematodes you collected with our special lab nematodes that glow when they’re sick. You guys did a great job because after 5 days of hanging out with each other, the lab worms GLOWED! Our next step is to test if the worms are sick with the known Orsay virus, or if they’re sick with something else, something unknown. We couldn’t have done this without you and your great worm picking skills! Keep checking for updates to see how the hunt for a new virus is going!

Infection transmission from JNS_10!

We have observed IPR reporter fluorescence in reporter C. elegans co-cultured with the wild isolate JNS_10! JNS_10 was isolated from a mutsu apple found at Highland Orchards in West Chester, PA.

The reporter appears to be expressed in intestine on the side closest to the head. The next step will be to test whether this infection can be transmitted through a filtrate!