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Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematode) as Model Organism for Research

Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematode) as Model Organism for Research

Two invertebrates, a roundworm and an arthropod, share the spotlight in this box. Both have the characteristics common to all…
Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit Fly) as Model Organism for Research

Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit Fly) as Model Organism for Research

Drosophila melanogaster is only about 3 mm long, but like C. elegans, it is a giant in the biology lab.…
Bacteriophage Lambda as Model Organism for Research

Bacteriophage Lambda as Model Organism for Research

Although viruses are not organisms, they have nevertheless contributed enormously to the scientific understanding of life. This box focuses on…
Why Biofuel is Important?

Why Biofuel is Important?

Petroleum and other fossil fuels consist of organisms buried millions of years ago; burning these fuels releases their ancient carbon…
Mus Musculus (House Mouse) as Animal Model Organism for Research

Mus Musculus (House Mouse) as Animal Model Organism for Research

The history of the mouse, Mus musculus, as the stereotypical lab animal dates back to the early 1900s. Researchers discovered…
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