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 Sequences29872
No Amino Acids13108422
Min Seq. Length13
Avg. Seq. Length438.820
Max Seq. Length18562
Seq. Length 1σ478.992

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 30.421 6.326 29.161 25.225 5.858
VSL2b 38.094 6.496 37.063 22.398 6.013
PrDOS 37.527 5.064 37.425 17.997 4.774
PV2 44.822 9.227 45.953 24.113 8.804
IUPred-S 18.490 1.458 18.031 11.152 1.363
IUPred-L 21.146 2.002 23.858 18.163 2.117
Espritz-N 27.245 3.855 25.503 19.628 3.354
Espritz-X 16.945 0.973 17.962 8.786 1.184
Espritz-D 7.342 0.447 32.920 7.631 3.755

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
40 54 29666 944 788 31.4 448 979 3358

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