Tagged: model organisms

One example of why all those genomes from different species are useful to biologists - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 14, 2012

In this video scientists give an example of how knowing the genomes and biology of many species can be put to use. It also gives some idea why biologists do a lot of work on so-called ‘model’ organisms - species that particular functions can be studied closely. The scientists in the video wanted to locate genes that … Read More

My Cute Model Friend - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Sep 18, 2012

by SM Morgan I recently helped an office mate clean out his Tenebrio culture, which had been infected and overrun with fungus.  My scientific career to date has been primarily concerned with Mesorhizobium and Drosophila, so playing around with new ‘lab rats’ is a treat. Clean Tenebrio cultures.  Photo: SM Morgan Tenebrio molitor in its larval form is commonly called ‘mealworm’ … Read More