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Size of Worms' genome

  1. May 22, 2004 #1
    It is just not out of my interest, which is why my question is present here, what size does it has ?

    Thank you very much,
     
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  3. May 22, 2004 #2

    iansmith

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  4. May 22, 2004 #3

    Monique

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    Depends on the worm you are looking at. Caenorhabditis elegans is a worm used as a model organism in labs, its 97-million base genome was sequenced (compared to the 3-billion bases in the human genome) I'm not sure how many genes are encoded in that though.
     
  5. May 22, 2004 #4

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    From iansmith's link: 20,443 genes for C. elegans compared to about 30,000 (?) genes in H. sapiens.
     
  6. May 22, 2004 #5
    Thank iansmith very much for your help (this thread and that Worms thread too)
     
  7. May 22, 2004 #6
    :sml: Yes, i am looking for that one...You read it !
     
  8. May 22, 2004 #7

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    So why the interest in C. elegans? :)
     
  9. May 22, 2004 #8
    First of all, maybe number one reason : They look terrible, they come out alot after the rain...My friends say they are lovely and easy...
    Second, I am interested in cancer which there are lots of patients dying of...
    Have you talked to any patient who has cancerous cells ?
     
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