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WormBase | Network access to the genome and biology of Caenorhabditis elegans


Compiles data about the biology, genetics and genomics of Caenorhabditis elegans and additional nematodes. WormBase contains the complete lineages for the male and hermaphrodite organisms and information that describes each cell and its primary biological function. It has multiple alternatives to represent genomic information including a graphical display. Besides, users have the possibility to build a customized library with their genes of interest.

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WormBase classification

  • Animals
    • Caenorhabditis elegans

WormBase specifications

Unique identifier:
Database management system:
Data access:
File download, Browse, Application programming interface
Restrictions to use:
Community driven:
User data submission:

WormBase support



  • Kevin L. Howe <>
  • Raymond Lee <>
  • WormBase Team <>

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Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA; European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK; Informatics and Bio-computing Platform, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, ON, Canada; Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK; Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA

Funding source(s)

Supported by US National Human Genome Research Institute [U41-HG002223]; UK Medical Research Council [MR/L001220]; UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council [BB/K020080].

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