Non-model model organisms

  title={Non-model model organisms},
  author={James J. Russell and Julie A. Theriot and Pranidhi Sood and Wallace F. Marshall and Laura F. Landweber and Lillian K Fritz-Laylin and Jessica K. Polka and Snezhana Oliferenko and Therese M Gerbich and Amy S Gladfelter and James G Umen and Magdalena Bezanilla and Madeline A Lancaster and Shuonan He and Matthew C. Gibson and Bob Goldstein and Elly M. Tanaka and Chi-Kuo Hu and Anne Brunet},
  booktitle={BMC Biology},
Model organisms are widely used in research as accessible and convenient systems to study a particular area or question in biology. Traditionally only a handful of organisms have been widely studied, but modern research tools are enabling researchers to extend the set of model organisms to include less-studied and more unusual systems. This Forum highlights a range of 'non-model model organisms' as emerging systems for tackling questions across the whole spectrum of biology (and beyond), the… CONTINUE READING