This directory contains the May 2008 assembly of the C. elegans genome
(UCSC version ce6, WUSTL School of Medicine GSC and Sanger Institute 
version WS190) in one gzip-compressed FASTA file per chromosome.

This assembly was produced by the Genome Sequencing Center at the 
Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School of Medicine 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: compressed FASTA sequence of each chromosome.

    Repeats from RepeatMasker and Tandem Repeats Finder (with period
    of 12 or less) are shown in lower case; non-repeating sequence is
    shown in upper case.

    RepeatMasker was run with the -s (sensitive) setting.
    RepeatMasker version: 2008-01-12
    with RepBase libraries: RepBase Update 20071204.

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/ce6/chromosomes. To download multiple 
files, use the "mget" command:

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

Alternate methods to ftp access.
Using an rsync command to download the entire directory:
    rsync -avzP rsync:// .
For a single file, e.g. chrM.fa.gz
    rsync -avzP 
        rsync:// .
Or with wget, all files:
    wget --timestamping 
With wget, a single file:
    wget --timestamping 
        -O chrM.fa.gz
To uncompress the fa.gz files:
    gunzip <file>.fa.gz

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 - chrI.fa.gz 2008-06-20 12:25 4.6M chrII.fa.gz 2008-06-20 12:25 4.6M chrIII.fa.gz 2008-06-20 12:25 4.1M chrIV.fa.gz 2008-06-20 12:25 5.3M chrM.fa.gz 2008-06-20 12:25 4.3K chrV.fa.gz 2008-06-20 12:25 6.3M chrX.fa.gz 2008-06-20 12:25 5.4M md5sum.txt 2008-06-20 12:26 319