2.2 Mb of contiguous nucleotide sequence from chromosome III of C. elegans

  title={2.2 Mb of contiguous nucleotide sequence from chromosome III of C. elegans},
  author={R. K. Wilson and R. Ainscough and Kenneth Anderson and Charles Baynes and Mary Mcphail Berks and James K. Bonfield and John Burton and M. Connell and T. Copsey and J. Cooper and A. R. Coulson and Molly Craxton and Simon Dear and Z. Du and Richard Durbin and Anthony Favello and Audrey Fraser and Lucinda A. Fulton and Arkus Gardner and Phil Green and T. Hawkins and Ladeana Hillier and M. Jier and L. Johnston and M. C. Jones and J. K. Kershaw and J. Kirsten and N. Laisster and Phil Latreille and Joan Lightning and Christine Lloyd and Beverley Mortimore and M. O'Callaghan and Jennifer A Parsons and C. Percy and L. Rifken and Avtar S. Roopra and David L. Saunders and Ratna Shownkeen and M. Sims and Nicky Smaldon and A. Smith and M. Smith and E L Sonnhammer and Rodger Staden and John Sulston and Jean Thierry-Mieg and Karen Thomas and Mark D. Vaudin and K. Vaughan and Robert H. Waterston and Andrew Watson and L A Weinstock and J. Wilkinson-Sproat and P. Wohldman},
As part of our effort to sequence the 100-megabase (Mb) genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, we have completed the nucleotide sequence of a contiguous 2,181,032 base pairs in the central gene cluster of chromosome III. Analysis of the finished sequence has indicated an average density of about one gene per five kilobases; comparison with the public sequence databases reveals similarities to previously known genes for about one gene in three. In addition, the genomic sequence contains… 

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