Gene nomenclature guidelines for the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe a gene nomenclature system for the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Guidelines are specified for designating names for genes and proteins, as well as for describing RNA-mediated genetic interference (RNAi) experiments. The proposed conventions aim to avoid multiple names being ascribed to single genes and to establish a uniform, simple method for naming genes in S. mediterranea that is readily understood by researchers working on planarians and other organisms.

publication date

  • November 2008