Number of protein coding genes

Value 19735 unitless
Organism Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Reference Hillier LW, Coulson A, Murray JI, Bao Z, Sulston JE, Waterston RH. Genomics in C. elegans: so many genes, such a little worm. Genome Res. 2005 Dec15(12):1651-60 DOI: 10.1101/gr.3729105 abstract & p.1652 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16339362
Primary Source Chen et al, WormBase: a comprehensive data resource for Caenorhabditis biology and genomics. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jan 1 33(Database issue):D383-9. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gki066PubMed ID15608221
Comments Abstract: "The Caenorhabditis elegans genome sequence is now complete, fully contiguous telomere to telomere and totaling 100,291,840 bp [BNID 101363]. The sequence has catalyzed the collection of systematic data sets and analyses, including a curated set of 19,735 protein-coding genes with >90% directly supported by experimental evidence and >1300 noncoding RNA genes." P.1652 right column 2nd paragraph: "The identification of the full set of C. elegans protein-coding genes is approaching completion. WormBase (release WS140) (primary source) currently [as of 2005] lists 19,735 genes with 2685 alternative splice forms, bringing the predicted protein count to 22,420 (producing 22,269 unique peptide sequences)." For number of transcription factor genes see BNID 105071. See BNID 100313
Entered by Ben Marks
ID 101364