Publication

Genome sequence of the nematode C. elegans: a platform for investigating biology. The C. elegans Sequencing Consortium.

Science. 1998 Dec 11;282(5396):2012-8. Review. Erratum in: Science 1999 Jan 1;283(5398):35. Science 1999 Mar 26;283(5410):2103. Science 1999 Sep 3;285(5433):1493.

Abstract

The 97-megabase genomic sequence of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans reveals over 19,000 genes. More than 40 percent of the predicted protein products find significant matches in other organisms. There is a variety of repeated sequences, both local and dispersed. The distinctive distribution of some repeats and highly conserved genes provides evidence for a regional organization of the chromosomes.