C. elegans: a model organism

C. elegans is a small, transparent, free living soil nematode that is used as a model organism for the study of several cellular/developmental processes. Many unique elements contribute to the power of this system including the full description of its embryonic and postembryonic cell lineage, the arsenal of molecular tools, and the ability to harness RNAi for full genome surveys of gene function.

Control of germ line quiescence

Coupling the cell cycle with the centrosome cycle

Understanding endocycles