Photo credit: Ian D. Chin-Sang (Queen`s University, Kingston, ON, Canada).
The elegant worm. "The Worm" ... most completely characterized metazoan.
free-living nematode, bacterivore
The majority of ESTs were generated by Yuji Kohara`s Lab, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan LINK The complete genome of Caenorhabditis elegans was sequenced by The Genome Institute (Washington Univ. St. Louis) and the Sanger Centre (Hixton UK) info link