Number of somatic cell nuclei in an adult hermaphrodite

Value 959 Unitless
Organism Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Reference W. B. Wood. The Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. (CSH) 1988 p.1 3rd paragraph
Comments "C. elegans is a simple organism, both anatomically and genetically. The adult hermaphrodite has only 959 somatic nuclei, and the adult male has only 1031. The haploid genome size is 8×10^7 nucleotide pairs, about eight times that of the yeast Saccharomyces or one-half that of the fruit fly Drosophila."
Entered by Itai Yanai
ID 100581