This experiment investigates the gene expression differences upon Orsay virus infection in the Caenorhabdits elegans strains N2 and CB4856. Assays measuring viral load found that the N2 strain displays higher viral loads upon infection than the CB4856 strain. The goal of the experiment was to identify gene-expression differences that could explain the differences in viral load. We (mock-)infected 26h-old C. elegans populations with Orsay virus and took samples after 30h of infection. For each treatment-strain combination 8 samples were collected. Thereafter RNA was isolated, labelled, and hybridized on microarray.
- Caenorhabditis elegans
- transcription profiling by array
- disease state design
- strain or line design