The genome of Caenorhabditis elegans.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995 Nov 21;92(24):10836-40.


The physical map of the 100-Mb Caenorhabditis elegans genome consists of 17,500 cosmids and 3500 yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs). A total of 22.5 Mb has been sequenced, with the remainder expected by 1998. A further 15.5 Mb of unfinished sequence is freely available online: because the areas sequenced so far are relatively gene rich, about half the 13,000 genes can now be scanned. More than a quarter of the genes are represented by expressed sequence tags (ESTs). All information pertaining to the genome is publicly available in the ACeDB data base.


Waterston R, Sulston J.

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