The Caenorhabditis Elegans Genome Project

  • Sean R. Eddy
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 268)


In the next five years, molecular biology will get its first look at the complete genetic code of a multicellular animal. The Caenorhabditis elegans genome sequencing project, a collaboration between Robert Waterston’s group in St. Louis and John Sulston’s group in Cambridge, is currently on schedule towards its goal of obtaining the complete sequence of this organism and all its estimated 15,000 to 20,000 genes by 1998 (Sulston et al., 1992). By that time, we should also know the complete genome sequence of a few other organisms as well, including the prokaryote Escherichia coli (Daniels et al., 1992; Plunkett et al., 1993) and the single-celled eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Oliveret al, 1992).


Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule Yeast Artificial Chromosome Sequence Family Yeast Artificial Chromosome Clone Secondary Structure Consensus 
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  • Sean R. Eddy
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  1. 1.MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCambridgeEngland

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