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model organism

A generic term for an organism used in research.

model organism

a laboratory organism that has many advantages for experimental research. Examples include Arabidopsis thaliana (mustard plant), Caenorhabditis elegans (NEMATODE worm), Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (unicellular alga), Dictyostelium discoideum (SLIME MOULD), Drosophila melanogaster (FRUIT FLY), ESCHERICHIA COLI (BACTERIUM),Mus musculus (Mouse), XENOPUS LAEVIS (African clawed frog) and YEAST (SACCHAROMYCES cerevisiae, and other species). See also HUMAN GENOME PROJECT.
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The increase resulted in prolonged lifespan and delay of age-related diseases of the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans (a transparent nematode or round worm).
Among their topics are a genome-wide analysis of cyanobacterial evolution: the example of Synechococcus, the RNA-seq based transcriptomic analysis of single cyanobacterial cells, transcriptomic and proteomic analysis to understand systems-level properties of diurnal cycle in nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria, metabolic engineering and systems biology for free fatty acid production in cyanobacteria, and ethanol production in cyanobacteria: the impact of omics of the model organism Synechocystis on yield enhancement.
In this case, that animal was a small roundworm model organism known as Caenorhabditis elegans.
DEVELOPMENT OF HUSBANDRY PROTOCOLS FOR THE TURQUOIS KILLIFISH AN EMERGING MODEL ORGANISM MICKIE L.
Curran along with Shanshan Pang studied Caenorhabditis elegans, a one-milimeter-long worm that scientists have used as a model organism since the '70s.
In this study, we initially examined the effects of AX on the aging of a model organism C.
Researcher Dustin Penn said: "It seems house mice might provide a new model organism for the study of song in animals.
But scientists have been prevented from accessing a whole-transcriptome view of their model organism due to the cost and complexity of microarrays.
In the early 1960s, Kandel was looking for the model organism for the science of learning.
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) have Ions been used as a model organism in cellular and developmental biology.
Embryos and 75 day old larvae of the model organism Ambystoma mexicanum were treated with differing concentrations of the heavy metals Cadmium (Cd[Cl.
Working with zebrafish, a favorite model organism for biologists, Ilya A.

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