Caenorhabditis elegans (/ˌsnræbˈdtəs ˈɛləɡænz/) is a free-living (not parasitic), transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, that lives in temperate soil environments. The name is a blend of the Greek caeno- (recent), rhabditis (rod-like) and Latin elegans (elegant). In 1900, Maupas initially named it Rhabditides elegans, Osche placed it in the subgenus Caenorhabditis in 1952, and in 1955, Dougherty raised it to the status of genus.

Sequence Statistics

No Sequences24761
No Amino Acids10896867
Min Seq. Length13
Avg. Seq. Length440.082
Max Seq. Length18562
Seq. Length 1σ483.455

Disorder Prediction Statistics

Predictor % Genome Disordered % Genome Disordered in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered Avg. % of Disordered Regions in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered and in SCOP Domains
VLXT 29.946 5.895 28.581 23.740 5.304
VSL2b 37.782 6.163 36.687 21.081 5.543
PrDOS 37.417 4.906 37.402 17.086 4.539
PV2 45.018 9.107 46.247 22.986 8.585
IUPred-S 18.220 1.334 17.739 10.085 1.207
IUPred-L 20.789 1.850 23.875 16.620 1.917
Espritz-N 26.879 3.596 25.097 18.338 3.045
Espritz-X 16.788 0.892 17.785 7.972 1.075
Espritz-D 7.139 0.392 33.087 6.772 3.360

SUPERFAMILY Domains

% Amino Acids with SCOP Assignment % Sequences with SCOP Assignment No of Domains No of Superfamilies No of Families Avg. Family Size Avg. Domain Length Domain Pairs Unique Domain Architectures
39 53 22808 944 787 24.2 440 976 3270

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