20,000 Chlamy Library Mutants Available!

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your support of the Chlamy Mutant Library project!

We are pleased to announce that many more mutants are now available at the Chlamydomonas Resource Center. There are now over 20,000 mutants total, covering 10,301 genes (58% of the genome)!

Strains can be searched and ordered through this website:


A manuscript describing the pilot collection is here:


Most of the mutants available are from a second generation library, not described in this manuscript, but for practical purposes the manuscript should serve as a good guide. We are working to make tens of thousands of additional strains available in the coming months, so please stay tuned.

Please beware that only ~75% of the insertions are correctly mapped, so they must be verified by PCR!!! Please see the FAQ on the website and direct questions to Matt Laudon, chlamy@umn.edu.

Please forward this email broadly to your colleagues, even those not currently using Chlamy. We hope that this resource will help advance many fields.

Best wishes,

The Chlamy Mutant Library team:

Xiaobo Li

Ru Zhang

Weronika Patena

Spencer Gang

Sean Blum

Nina Ivanova

Rebecca Yue

Jacob Robertson

Shimantika Sharma

Eva Huala

Bob Muller

Garret Huntress

Matt Laudon

Matthew Lavoie

Carolyn Silflow

Pete Lefebvre

Sorel Fitz-Gibbon

Arthur Grossman

Martin Jonikas