Lecture 3: Model Organisms and the meaning of Wild Type

  1. Why did Mendel work on Peas?

  2. What makes a good "model organism"

  3. "Model" Organisms: Examples and Needs

    1. Examples

  4. E. coli

      1. Phage

  5. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

  6. The mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana

  7. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

  8. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

  9. Mouse

  10. Humans

    1. Genetic features and methods are different for different organisms

    2. Many types of organisms are not represented.

    3. Consequences

  11. Establishing a wild type

  12. Nomenclature