Submit a Proposed Mutant/Transgenic Line Name

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Before proposing and reserving a name, review the current guidelines and search existing records in ZFIN for possible naming conflicts.

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Please provide names for each allele and/or transgenic insertion carried by your line. In addition to the genetic locus or construct name, a unique lab allele/line designation must be provided for each. Please also provide a description of the protocol used to generate each mutation or transgenic insertion, as well as the mutation type if known. For example use "ENU treated adult males" and "point", or "embryos treated with DNA" and "transgenic insertion". For help with naming conventions, contact the ZFIN Nomenclature Coordinator. If you need a laboratory prefix set up for you, please contact us at

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