Model organisms for research

Below you will find some important information about organisms used in research.

The Bacterium Escherichia coli

The Fruit Fly Drosophila melanogaster

The Nematode Worm Caenorhabditis elegans

The Plant Arabidopsis thaliana

 The Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Source: PIERCE, B. A. (2012). Genetics: a conceptual approach. New York, W.H. Freeman.