model-organisms-handout - Characteristics of a good model...

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1 Model organisms in research Thurs., Aug. 26, 2010 Characteristics of a good model Commonly-used models Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker’s yeast) Caenorhabditis elegans (nematode/worm) Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) Mus musculus (mouse) (source: “Genes We Share”, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
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2 Cost is a huge concern in research Incubator full of C. elegans strains (1 box = 40 petri dishes. 1 petri dish = several hundred worms) Bottles of fruit fly strains (each bottle can hold several hundred flies, and a different strain is in each bottle) Cost is a huge concern in research Climate-controlled room holding mice. Each container holds one breeding pair of mice, or one litter of pups. Facilities must employ veterinarians and animal care technicians to ensure proper animal care. Saccharomyces cerevisiae (“Genes We Share”, HHMI) Yeast changed our understanding of the cell cycle
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3 2001 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine Dr. Lee Hartwell Caenorhabditis elegans
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 430 taught by Professor Dr.tenlen during the Fall '10 term at Fayetteville State University.

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