The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

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Science  10 Jun 1988:
Vol. 240, Issue 4858, pp. 1448-1453
DOI: 10.1126/science.3287621


In Caenorhabditis elegans patterns of cell division, differentiation, and morphogenesis can be observed with single-cell resolution in intact, living animals. Mechanisms that determine behaviors of individual cells during development are being dissected by means of genetic, cell biological, and molecular approaches.