TitleThe worm in the world and the world in the worm
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBlaxter, M, Denver, DR
JournalBmc Biology
Volume10
Pagination3
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN1741-7007
Abstract

Caenorhabditis elegans is a preeminent model organism, but the natural ecology of this nematode has been elusive. A four-year survey of French orchards published in BMC Biology reveals thriving populations of C. elegans (and Caenorhabditis briggsae) in rotting fruit and plant stems. Rather than being simply a 'soil nematode', C. elegans appears to be a 'plant-rot nematode'. These studies signal a growing interest in the integrated genomics and ecology of these tractable animals.

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DOI10.1186/1741-7007-10-57