CELE_C07H6.6, rad-5, C07H6.6
The clk-2 gene encodes an ortholog of the S. cerevisiae telomere length-regulating protein Tel2p that has been shown to bind a number of DNA structures in vitro, including single-, double- and four-stranded DNA; in C. elegans, CLK-2 activity is required for the DNA damage and S phase replication checkpoints, for embryonic development, and for normal biological rhythms and life span; a functional CLK-2::GFP fusion protein is detected exclusively in the cytoplasm of somatic tissues.
GO Process (7)
GO Function (0)
GO Component (1)
Caenorhabditis elegans


CELE_AH6.5, AH6.5
mex-6 encodes a CCCH zinc-finger protein highly similar to MEX-5 that functions with MEX-5 to affect embryonic viability, establish soma germline asymmetry in embryos and establish PIE-1, MEX-1, and POS-1 asymmetry in embryos, and also affects formation of intestinal cells; MEX-6 and MEX-5 may act downstream of the PAR proteins.
GO Process (5)
GO Function (3)
GO Component (2)
Caenorhabditis elegans

Negative Genetic

Mutations/deletions in separate genes, each of which alone causes a minimal phenotype, but when combined in the same cell results in a more severe fitness defect or lethality under a given condition. This term is reserved for high or low throughput studies with scores.


A global analysis of genetic interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Byrne AB, Weirauch MT, Wong V, Koeva M, Dixon SJ, Stuart JM, Roy PJ

BACKGROUND: Understanding gene function and genetic relationships is fundamental to our efforts to better understand biological systems. Previous studies systematically describing genetic interactions on a global scale have either focused on core biological processes in protozoans or surveyed catastrophic interactions in metazoans. Here, we describe a reliable high-throughput approach capable of revealing both weak and strong genetic interactions in the ... [more]

J. Biol. Sep. 28, 2007; 6(3);8 [Pubmed: 17897480]

Quantitative Score

  • 3.6667 [SGA Score]


  • High Throughput

Ontology Terms

  • phenotype: organism development variant (WBPHENOTYPE:0000531)

Additional Notes

  • A systematic genetic interaction analysis (SGI) was carried out to detect interactions between 11 query mutants and 858 target genes compromised by RNA interference (RNAi). Interactions were determined using growth scores that indicated whether the resulting number of progeny from the double mutant was significantly different than that of single mutant controls.
  • Negative Genetic

Curated By

  • BioGRID