Classic Papers and Historical Accounts

Research papers:

The genetics of Caenorhabditis elegans. Brenner S. Genetics. 1974 May;77(1):71-94.

Post-embryonic cell lineages of the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Sulston JE, Horvitz HR. Dev Biol. 1977 Mar;56(1):110-56.

The embryonic cell lineage of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Sulston JE, Schierenberg E, White JG, Thomson JN. Dev Biol. 1983 Nov;100(1):64-119.

The structure of the nervous system of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. White JG, Southgate E, Thomson JN, Brenner S. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London. Series B, Biol Scien. Vol.314, Issue 1165 (Nov 12, 1986), 1-340


Historical accounts:

The natural history of C.elegans research. Ankeny RA. Nat Rev Genet. 2001 Jun;2(6):474-9.

A historical reflection of the contributions of Cajal and Golgi to the foundations of neuroscience. De Carlos JA, Borrell J. Brain Res Rev. 2007 Aug;55(1):8-16.



The art and design of genetic screens: caenorhabditis elegans. Jorgensen EM, Mango SE. Nat Rev Genet. 2002 May;3(5):356-69.