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functional genes

Keith Bradnam krb at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Jul 15 04:48:23 EST 2003

On 8 Jul 2003, gidi shemer wrote:

>  Does anyone has a clue how many of the ORFs in the C. elegans genome
>  have been positively identified as functional genes?
>  thank you
>  Gidi Shemer,  Ph.D

Hi Gidi,

That's a big question, and really depends on exactly what you ask for.
You could ask for how many genes have evidence of being real (i.e. of
being transcribed) and that would be about 12,000 (I can give you more
exact figures if you like).

You could also ask for how many genes have RNAi phenotypes or expression
patterns etc.

Depends on the question...whatever that question is you can get an answer
from WormBase though.



~  Keith Bradnam - WormBase group: http://www.wormbase.org/
~  The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
~  Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK.  Tel: 01223 494922

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