This directory contains the Jan. 2007 assembly of the C. elegans genome
(UCSC version ce4, Wormbase version WS170) as well as repeat annotations and 
GenBank sequence.

This assembly was produced by Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School 
of Medicine Genome Sequencing Center and the Sanger Institute. For more 
information on the C. elegans genome, see the WUSTL project website at 
The sequence data may also be downloaded from:

Files included in this directory:

chr*.fa.gz: gzipped FASTA sequence of each chromosome.
    Repeats (from RepeatMasker and Tandem Repeat Finder) 
    are in lower case while non-repeating sequence is in upper case.

md5sum.txt - checksums of files in this directory

If you plan to download a large file or multiple files from this 
directory, we recommend that you use ftp rather than downloading the 
files via our website. To do so, ftp to, 
then go to the directory goldenPath/ce4/chromosomes. To download 
multiple files, use the "mget" command:

    mget <filename1> <filename2> ...
    - or -
    mget -a (to download all the files in the directory) 

The C. elegans sequence is made freely available to the community by the
Genome Sequencing Center at the WUSTL School of Medicine. Please see the
WUSTL data use policy at for data use
restrictions and citation information.
      Name                    Last modified      Size  Description
Parent Directory - md5sum.txt 2007-04-05 15:47 319 chrM.fa.gz 2007-04-05 15:44 4.3K chrIII.fa.gz 2007-04-05 15:43 4.1M chrI.fa.gz 2007-04-05 15:43 4.6M chrII.fa.gz 2007-04-05 15:43 4.6M chrIV.fa.gz 2007-04-05 15:43 5.3M chrX.fa.gz 2007-04-05 15:44 5.4M chrV.fa.gz 2007-04-05 15:44 6.3M