Non-model model organisms.


Journal Article

Model organisms are widely used in research as accessible and convenient systems to study a particular area or question in biology. Traditionally only a handful of organisms have been widely studied, but modern research tools are enabling researchers to extend the set of model organisms to include less-studied and more unusual systems. This Forum highlights a range of 'non-model model organisms' as emerging systems for tackling questions across the whole spectrum of biology (and beyond), the opportunities and challenges, and the outlook for the future.

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Cited Authors

  • Russell, JJ; Theriot, JA; Sood, P; Marshall, WF; Landweber, LF; Fritz-Laylin, L; Polka, JK; Oliferenko, S; Gerbich, T; Gladfelter, A; Umen, J; Bezanilla, M; Lancaster, MA; He, S; Gibson, MC; Goldstein, B; Tanaka, EM; Hu, C-K; Brunet, A

Published Date

  • June 29, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 55 -

PubMed ID

  • 28662661

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28662661

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-7007

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1741-7007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12915-017-0391-5


  • eng