Caenorhabditis elegans


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Caenorhabditis elegans

(sē″nō-răb-dīt′ĭs ĕl′ă-gănz, -găns)
A roundworm, about 1 mm long. It is the first multicellular organism for which the full genome was sequenced. Its cells are used in studies of the molecular basis of development, aging, and fat metabolism.
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Steinberg, "Quercetin mediated lifespan extension in Caenorhabditis elegans is modulated by age-1, daf-2, sek-1 and unc43," Biogerontology, vol.
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Insight on aversive learning in Caenorhabditis elegans when introduced to Bacillus thuringiensis during reproduction and growth.
Swindon [United Kingdom], September 12 ( ANI ): The United Kingdom Space Agency is sending hundreds of Caenorhabditis elegans to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year as part of its Molecular Muscle Experiment.
Recently, a study also demonstrated anti-aging potential of guarana seed extract in Caenorhabditis elegans (6).
Research from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, takes a deeper look at sleep in the tiny roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, finding three chemicals that collectively work together to induce sleep.
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has become a widely used whole animal model for toxicology studies due to its dominance in the natural environment, easy culture maintenance within a laboratory, and known genetic and molecular knowledge.
For nonmollusc invertebrate species, such as the hermaphrodite nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (Maupas, 1900), the tetraploid condition does not result in an alteration of sex because it has been reported that tetraploids still develop as hermaphrodites (Nigon 1949b, cited by Madl & Herman 1979).
(1977) Post-embryonic cell lineages of the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Dev.