Zebrafish are a useful model organism
for studying human genetic diseases partly because they share approximately 70% of genes with humans.
Han Bin, director of the CAS center and institute, said single-celled yeast is often an important model organism
for genetics research.
Aplysia is a model organism
that is quite powerful for this type of research because its neurons are 10 to 50 times larger than those of higher organisms, such as vertebrates, and it possesses a relatively small network of neurons--characteristics that readily allow for the examination of molecular signaling during memory formation.
In particular, NIST has experience with cell-based and small model organism
assays, which are becoming increasingly important as alternatives for traditional animal tests.
The increase resulted in prolonged lifespan and delay of age-related diseases of the model organism
Caenorhabditis elegans (a transparent nematode or round worm).
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
The scientists worked on zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model organism
which, like humans, is active during the day.
Researchers at McGill University's findings have showed how free radicals promote longevity in an experimental model organism
, the roundworm C.
In this study, we initially examined the effects of AX on the aging of a model organism
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.