Worm gene name:  fum-1
Worm sequence name:  H14A12.2a
Related human gene:  Fumarate hydratase
Associated human disease:  Fumarase deficiency
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Left primer sequence:  gaaacaccgaaggcatgaat
Right primer sequence:  tttcagcgatttcagctcct
Size of PCR product:  901
Brief description:  Fumarase, or fumarate hydratase (FH), is an enzyme involved in the Krebs cycle, where it catalyzes the formation of L-malate from fumarate. We amplified part of the fum-1 gene in C. elegans, cloned the amplicon into the RNAi feeding vector, and transformed the vector into the RNAi feeding strain. Preliminarily, we observed slow growth in worms fed this RNAi strain, suggesting that fum-1 is required for normal growth rates.
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