Caenorhabditis elegans Culture
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Shakes, D. C. 2001. Caenorhabditis elegans Culture. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
The nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, has rapidly become one of the premier model organisms for biomedical research. A number of the worm's attributes – including its small size, rapid life cycle and tolerance for cryogenic freezing – enable researchers to maintain and study literally millions of worms and hundreds of mutant strains within a small research laboratory.
- caenorhabditis elegans;
- stock maintenance;
- animal handling