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1 Lecture 2 – August 28, 2008 Multicellular Organisms; Model Organisms in Cell and Molecular Biology; Tissue Culture Cells Multicellular organisms are composed by multiple cells. Differentiated cells contain the information necessary for the development of a complete organism
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2 Model Organisms Molecular biologists have focused on E. coli The budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae , is the model organism for eucaryotes
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3 Arabidopsis thaliana is the model organism for plant The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster occupies a central place in biological research The nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans is one of the most used model systems in developmental biology
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4 X. tropicalis The frog Xenopus leavis is a commonly used species in biochemistry labs X. leavis Mammals are much more complex than other animals Why? The mouse is the model organism for mammals
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5 However, most of what we know about human cell biology has come from studies of human cells Fibroblasts Myoblasts Oligodendrocyte precursors
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2009 for the course BIOL 2104 taught by Professor Dcimini during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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Lecture2_08_Handouts - Lecture 2 August 28, 2008...

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