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How many genes does it take to make a fly?

Gilean McVean

Genome Biology 2000, 1:reports015  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reports015

Published: 17 March 2000


The largest contiguous stretch of DNA yet sequenced in Drosophila suggests that fruit-flies have only half as many genes as Caenorhabditis elegans.