A molecular evolutionary framework for eukaryotic model organisms.

  title={A molecular evolutionary framework for eukaryotic model organisms.},
  author={Arend Sidow and W. Thomas},
  journal={Current biology : CB},
  volume={4 7},
BACKGROUND Implicit in the characterization of a model organism is the hope that insights into its biology can be extended to other species. For this hope to be fulfilled, the phylogenetic position of the model organism within a larger evolutionary framework must be known. We focus here on major model organisms of developmental genetics and cell biology. We first consider the positions of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and the arthropod Drosophila melanogaster within a phylogeny of the… CONTINUE READING


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