Caenorhabditis elegans

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Caenorhabditis elegans
Adult Caenorhabditis elegans.jpg
An adult hermaphrodite C. elegans wirm
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Cless: Chromadorea
Order: Rhabditida
Faimily: Rhabditidae
Genus: Caenorhabditis
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Caenorhabditis elegans
(Maupas, 1900)[1]
Subspecies

Caenorhabditis elegans var. bergerac[2]

Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-livin (nae parasitic), transparent nematode (roondwirm), aboot 1 mm in lenth,[3] that lives in temperate sile environs. The name is a blend o the Greek caeno- (recent), rhabditis (rod-lik)[4] an Laitin elegans (elegant). In 1900, Maupas ineetially named it Rhabditides elegans, Osche placed it in the subgenus Caenorhabditis in 1952, an in 1955, Dougherty raised it tae the status o genus.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Maupas, É (1900). "Modes et formes de reproduction des nématodes". Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale. 8: 463–624. 
  2. Moerman, D. G.; Waterston, R. H. (1984). "Spontaneous Unstable UNC-22 IV Mutations in C. ELEGANS Var. Bergerac". Genetics. 108 (4): 859–877. PMC 1224270Freely accessible. PMID 6096205. 
  3. Wood, WB (1988). The Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. p. 1. ISBN 0-87969-433-5. 
  4. καινός (caenos) = new, recent; ῥάβδος (rhabdos) = rod, wand.
  5. Ferris, H (30 November 2013). "Caenorhabditis elegans". University of California, Davis. Retrieved 2013-11-19.