Developmental Biology - Developmental Model Organisms

Developmental Model Organisms

Often used model organisms in developmental biology include the following:

  • Vertebrates
    • Zebrafish Danio rerio
    • Medakafish Oryzias latipes
    • Fugu (pufferfish) Takifugu rubripes
    • Frog Xenopus (includes two species: Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis)
    • Chicken Gallus gallus
    • Mouse Mus musculus (Mammalian embryogenesis)
  • Invertebrates
    • Lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum
    • Ascidian Ciona intestinalis
    • Sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
    • Roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans
    • Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster (Drosophila embryogenesis)
  • Plants (Plant embryogenesis)
    • Physcomitrella patens
    • Arabidopsis thaliana
    • Maize
    • Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus
  • Other
    • Slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum

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