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Cell Biology/Models/Worms


Movement of Wild-type C. elegans
Adult Caenorhabditis elegans.jpg

The chosen species is Caenorhabditis elegans.

Etymology: 'Caeno' and 'rhabditis' derived from Greek, means 'recent', referring to Pleistocene epoch (2.5 million to 12000 years BP), and 'rod-like' respectively. 'Elegans' is derived from 'elegant' due to the elegant sinusoidal movement of this nematode.