Reproduction is one of the representative biological processes that is an important way to conserve species through fertilization and is closely related to aging and human diseases. Since successful reproduction is the goal of the organism, age-related decline in reproductive function may play a key role in the evolution of aging. Fertility analysis of C. elegans usually involves assessing the reproductive capacity and understanding the factors that affect their ability to produce offspring. As experts in providing C. elegans phenotyping services, CD BioSciences has the expertise and sophisticated equipment dedicated to providing you with C. elegans reproductive analysis services.
C. elegans is hermaphroditic, meaning that everyone possesses both male and female reproductive organs. This unique characteristic allows self-fertilization, but cross-fertilization can also occur when mating with males. The reproductive system of the hermaphrodites consists of three major parts, including two bilaterally symmetric U-shaped somatic gonads, the germline, and the egg-laying apparatus, whereas the system of males is composed of one somatic gonad and the germline.
Fig.1 Arsenic transformation mediated by gut microbiota affects the fecundity of C. elegans. (Zhou GW, et al., 2020)
With the advantages of short lifespan, simple anatomy, and a fully sequenced genome, C. elegans has become an ideal model for studying a variety of biological processes, including fertility. CD BioSciences offers C. elegans fecundity assay services to help you advance your experimental progress. Our C. elegans fertility analysis services include, but are not limited to:
Brood Size Analysis Service
C. elegans brood size analysis refers to quantifying the number of offspring produced by hermaphroditic worms during reproduction.
Embryonic Lethality Analysis Service
Count the number of all dead eggs (eggs that does not hatch) and larva two days later. These data are used to determine the rate of embryonic lethality.
Larval Arrest Analysis Service
Transfer all larvae to new plates. The number of adults and larvae on each plate are scored 72 hours after egg laying and used to determine the rate of larval arrest.
Ovulation/Egg-laying Rate Analysis Service
C. elegans ovulation/egg-laying rate analysis will count the number of eggs laid at different time points or different time intervals (from the first day of spawning to the last day, record the number of eggs laid per day).
Successful reproduction is a prerequisite for animals living in an evolutionary context. The reproduction behavior of C. elegans is simple and effective and easy to observe. As experts in C. elegans phenotyping, CD BioSciences provides our clients with accurate fertility analysis services to achieve research goals. CD BioSciences is your best and the most reliable partner. We are looking forward to cooperating with you! Please be free to contact us for more details of our service.