The C. elegans genome
Part 2. Genomics
2.4. Model Organisms: Functional and Comparative Genomics
Short Specialist Review
Published Online: 15 OCT 2004
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Hodgkin, J. 2004. The C. elegans genome. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2:2.4:44.
- Published Online: 15 OCT 2004
The genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been completely sequenced and subjected to extensive analysis. The 100 Mb genome includes almost 20 000 protein-coding genes and over 1000 structural and regulatory RNA genes. Unusual features of the genome and systematic approaches to its functional analysis are described and discussed.
- Caenorhabditis elegans;
- gene number;
- RNA interference