C. elegans

5 Mar 2019
Erica Overfelt

Since a C. elegans body length is about 1 mm and it is transparent, all cells can be observed with a microscope while living. Its genes are miniscule but has genes in common to humans. In addition, it is widely used as a model organism for neuroscience research, since individuals with the same genes can easily be increased because of hermaphrodite.

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