C. elegans


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C. elegans

(sē′ ĕl′ə-gănz)
n.
A nematode (Caenorhabditis elegans) that was the first animal whose genome was completely sequenced and is widely studied by researchers because it has a small genome and transparent skin.
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Princeton University researchers have discovered that learned behaviors can be inherited for multiple generations in C. elegans, transmitted from parent to progeny via eggs and sperm cells.
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