C. elegans sequence is now complete

Lincoln Stein lstein at cshl.org
Mon Nov 11 06:44:55 EST 2002


The WS90 release of WormBase made available today has a complete C.
elegans genome sequence. The 100,258,171 base pairs are present in six
contiguous segments corresponding to the six C. elegans nuclear
chromosomes. On behalf of the C. elegans community we thank the C.
elegans Genome Sequencing Consortium at the Wellcome Trust Sanger
Institute and Washington University's Genome Sequencing Center for this
impressive accomplishment.  In spite of the high quality of the
sequence, there are undoubtedly remaining errors in the genome sequence,
and thus the Sequencing Consortium will remain active in responding to
and resolving any potential errors that arise. Please inform WormBase of
any errors.

WormBase can be found at http://www.wormbase.org

--Lincoln Stein and Paul Sternberg (for WormBase)

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