Introduction: C. elegans
The tiny nematode, C. elegans, shares many of the same biological structures and processes with more complex organisms (such as humans). This, along with its short time to reproductive maturity (2-3 days), a two-week life span, and our detailed knowledge of its genetics and the function of each of its 959 cells, make C. elegans the organism of choice for scientists studying topics from aging to the working of the nervous system.

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  • C. elegans
  • Moving C. elegans
  • GFP C. elegans