C. elegans

Caenorhabditis elegans
Scale 3 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2
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Play: C. elegans has a MOVE of 1. It eats bacteria & rotting plants.

This transparent nematode (roundworm), the 1st sequenced multicellular organism, is no more than 1 mm in length, making it easy to examine for inherited traits during genetic studies.

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Caenorhabditis elegans (/ˌseɪnoʊræbˈdaɪtəs ˈɛləɡænz/[2]) is a free-living (not parasitic), transparentnematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length,[3] that lives in temperate soil environments. The name is a blend of the Greek caeno- (recent), rhabditis (rod-like)[4] and Latin elegans (elegant). In 1900, Maupasinitially named it Rhabditides elegans, Osche placed it in the subgenus Caenorhabditis in 1952, and in […] read more