Caenorhabditis elegans

Caenorhabditis elegans - Fig 5 • crucial model organism...

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Caenorhabditis elegans . [ aka C. elegans ] nematode (round worm) Fig. 4 one of the most widely used models for studies of animal development and cell differentiation genome 100million base pairs adult worms are composed of 959 somatic cells + 1000 to 2000 germ cells Easily grown embryonic origin and lineage of ALL the cells has been traced Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly
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Unformatted text preview: Fig. 5 • crucial model organism in developmental biology and genetics • Genome similar in size to C. elegans • 2 week reproductive cycle • many many genes analyzed in detail • has led to striking advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms that govern animal development. • ESPEC. formation of body plan of compelx multicellular organisms....
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