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Caenorhabditis elegans Genome Project

  1. Alan Coulson,
  2. Daniel Lawson

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005368



How to Cite

Coulson, A. and Lawson, D. 2005. Caenorhabditis elegans Genome Project. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


The sequence of the 100-Mb genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the first sequence of a multicellular organism, was published in 1998. The methodologies and strategies developed for the worm project, as well as the philosophy of continuous and immediate data release, have carried through to the Human Genome Project (HGP).


  • Caenorhabditis elegans;
  • genome;
  • sequence;
  • annotation