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Nematode

Nematodes, particularly Caenorohabditis elegans, have 'wormed' their way into scientific history, significantly contributing to the research carried out by three winners of the 2002 Nobel Prize for medicine. Despite having a relatively small number of cells, these flatworms still have a nervous system that even includes a primitive brain, making them ideal for studying the development of nerve cells. C elegans was the first animal to have its genome sequenced, back in 1998.

See AnimalResearch.info on C elegans

Last edited: 12 September 2017 11:52