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Science. 1998 Dec 11;282(5396):2012-8.

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

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  • Science 1999 Jan 1;283(5398):35.
  • Science 1999 Mar 26;283(5410):2103.
  • Science 1999 Sep 3;285(5433):1493.


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.

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