Sex change by gene conversion in a Caenorhabditis elegans fog-2 mutant. Academic Article uri icon


  • Caenorhabditis elegans primarily reproduces as a hermaphrodite. Independent gene conversion events in mutant obligately outcrossing populations of C. elegans [fog-2(lf)] spontaneously repaired the loss-of-function mutation in the fog-2 locus, thereby reestablishing hermaphroditism as the primary means of reproduction for the populations.

published proceedings

  • Genetics

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Katju, V., LaBeau, E. M., Lipinski, K. J., & Bergthorsson, U

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Katju, Vaishali||LaBeau, Elisa M||Lipinski, Kendra J||Bergthorsson, Ulfar

publication date

  • September 2008