Gene structure and organization in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1996 Dec;6(6):692-8.


The sequencing of the 100 Mb Caenorhabditis elegans genome-containing approximately 14,000 genes-is approximately 50% complete. One of its most interesting features is its compactness; introns and intergenic distances are unusually small and, surprisingly, approximately 25% of genes are contained in polycistronic transcription units (operons) with only approximately 100 bp between genes.


Blumenthal T, Spieth J.

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