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About: kyook

I am a science curator for WormBase, a database of genomic and genetic information for the free-living soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes.

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WormBase: It’s not just for C. elegans anymore

Posted by on October 29th, 2010

WormBase — — is the central data repository for Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes. C. elegans is a well-known system for studying problems in developmental biology, the benefits of which I will quickly rehash here. Its rapid generation time from fertilized egg to gravid adult (3.5 days) and small size (1mM) permit 1000’s of[…]