c. elegans

c. elegans - Basic roundworms such as the Caenorhabditis...

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Basic roundworms such as the Caenorhabditis elegans , or C. Elegans, are frequently used to determine the basic animal cellular processes (Armstrong 9-1). These worms live in the soil, but are commonly grown in petri dishes and feed on E. Coli so that experiments can be performed in order to learn more about these worms (Caenorhabditis elegans). They reproduce quickly, partially due to the fact that they are usually hermaphrodites, they produce both eggs and sperm, but they can also mate with males as well, just not other hermaphrodites (Armstrong 9-1). In doing this experiment we were looking to determine if the mutation was autosomal or sex-linked, and dominant or recessive. When crossing a male wild-type that was homozygous and a mutated hermaphrodite that was homozygous, we hypothesized that the mutation was recessive and autosomal. This would be easily seen because if the trait were sex-linked then all the males would have the mutation and if the trait were dominant then all the offspring would also have the mutation. In testing these worms, we
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