Welcome to Lymnaea.org, Homepage of the Lymnaea stagnalis Sequencing Consortium
The freshwater large pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis (Mollusca, Pulmonata, Basommatophora, Lymnaeidae) has been a very useful model for studies in molecular, cellular, developmental and behavioral neurobiology, especially in the field of neuronal regeneration of the central nervous system, synapse formation and synaptic plasticity. Decades of a wide spectrum of research has yielded profound insights in the working mechanisms of the neuronal networks controlling feeding, respiration, locomotion, and reproduction. These networks have been mapped electrophysiologically, biochemically and behaviorally. A number of laboratories around the world use Lymnaea stagnalis as a model for independent research, generating ~4000 publications from 1986 until present.
In order to harness the full potential of this valuable animal model, members of the international Lymnaea scientific community formed this sequencing consortium in 2006. This website constitutes a Lymnaea CNS cDNA sequencing database, and is searchable using BLAST, as well as using accession numbers of individual ESTs.