C. elegans neuroscience: genetics to genome

Trends Genet. 1998 Dec;14(12):506-12. doi: 10.1016/s0168-9525(98)01623-0.


From their earliest experiments, researchers using Caenorhabditis elegans have been interested in the role of genes in the development and function of the nervous system. As the C. elegans Genome Project completes the genomic sequence, we review the accomplishments of these researchers and the impact that the Genome Project has bad on their research. We also speculate on future directions in this research that are enabled by the efforts of the Genome Project.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / genetics*
  • Genome*
  • Microscopy, Electron