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A growing repository of the vast array of databases and online tools in the field of biology and its sub-disciplines. Includes extended descriptions of each resource and links to tutorials.


WormBase is a database of the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. The database contains the entire sequenced genome of Celegans along with identified gene products, psuedogenes, non-coding RNA transcripts, transposons. In addition to the genetic information WormBase shows the development of all cells in the organism, the layout of C. elegans nervous system, proteomic data, and information on C. elegans genes with human orthologs and paralogs. The database has also been expanded to include information on multiple other nematode species.  


Operating Institution(s): European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Washington University in St. Louis, California Institute of Technology

Supporting Institution(s): NIH - National Human Genome Research Institute, UK Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council


FAQ Page

YouTube ChannelContains a multitude of videos on the basic functions of the site 



Created: 5/7/2019

Reviewed: 5/19/2019

Revised: 5/19/2019