Characteristics of Model Organisms

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Characteristics of Model Organisms
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2013-09-08 17:58:41
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characteristics of model organisms used in genetics
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  1. Size
    small
  2. Controlled Breeding
    easy to breed specific individuals
  3. Raising
    easily raised in a lab setting without costing a lot of money
  4. Biological Knowledge
    the more we already know, the better
  5. Genome Size
    one we have already sequenced or know a lot about
  6. Interesting, Useful & Unusual
    armadillos: identical tetrads; xenopus: huge oocytes
  7. Life Cycle
    not a long generation time; something we can easily observe
  8. Ethics
    the closer the "model" gets to humans or having humanlike characteristics, the more problems society will have with being used for scientific research
  9. Liabilities
    the fewer the better: do not want anything that will cause havoc in lab, disease, cost a lot of money to raise, keep alive, study, etc

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