Caenorhabditis elegans

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

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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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