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Model Organism Memory Game

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Many of the annotations below, are modified or copied from the Wikipedia article on Model Organisms: Model organism. (2011, August 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:27, August 21, 2011, from

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    Saccharomyces cerevisiae Meyen ex E. C. Hansen 1883

    Baker's Yeast, Brewer's Yeast

    With a prolonged history of industrial applications, this yeast has been either the subject of or model for various studies in the principles of microbiology.

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    Spodoptera frugiperda

    Fall Armyworm

    Spodoptera frugiperda cells (Sf9 and Sf21 cell lines) are commonly used in biomedical research for the purpose of recombinant protein expression using insect-specific viruses called baculoviruses.

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    Escherichia coli

    E. Coli

    This common gut bacterium is one of the most widely-used organism in molecular genetics.

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    Drosophila melanogaster

    Common Fruit Fly

    The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is studied because it is easy to grow for an animal, has various visible, heritable traits, and has a giant chromosome in its salivary glands that can be examined under a light microscope.

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    Caenorhabditis elegans

    C. elegans is an excellent model for understanding the genetic control of development and physiology. It was the first multicellular organism whose genome was completely sequenced

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    Aplysia's ink release response serves as a model in neurobiology. Its growth cones serve as a model of cytoskeletal rearrangements.