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Model organism

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Model organism
Organism used for scientific research for practical reasons. They reproduce quickly in large numbers, are easy to handle and represent particular experimental properties not able to handle experientally with human research systems. Most model organisms have a known genome sequence. Examples are mouse Mus musculus, the worm Cenorhabditis elegans, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, mouse-ear cress plants Arabidopsis thaliana and the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster.
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