About Caenorhabditis elegans
Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode, about 1 mm in length that lives in temperate soil environments. In 1963, Sydney Brenner proposed research into C. elegans primarily in the area of neuronal development. In 1974, he began research into the molecular and developmental biology of C. elegans, which has since been extensively used as a model organism. C. elegans was the first multicellular organism to have its whole genome sequenced, and as of 2012, the only organism to have its connectome (neuronal "wiring diagram") completed.
|Assembly||WBcel235, GCA_000002985.3, Dec 2012|
|Non coding genes||24,734|
|Small non coding genes||24,464|
|Long non coding genes||270|
This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh