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.
Lucinda Fulton, Laura Courtney, Robert Fulton, Jennifer Godfrey, Tina Graves-Lindsay, Michelle O'Laughlin, LaDeana Hillier, Shawn Leonard, John Martin, Patrick Minx, Joanne Nelson, Craig Pohl, Catrina Fronick, Aye Wollam, Joelle Veizer, Michael Wendl, Ph.D., Aaron Maule, Matthew Cordes, William Fronick, Tracie Miner Deluca, Jennifer Maher, Barbara Gillam, Sara Kohlberg, Amy Reily, Efrem Exum, Becky Meininger, David O'Brien