Model Organism - Table of Model Genetic Organisms

Table of Model Genetic Organisms

This table indicates the status of the genome sequencing project for each organism as well as whether the organism exhibits homologous recombination.

Organism Genome Sequenced Homologous Recombination
Prokaryote
Escherichia coli Yes Yes
Eukaryote, unicellular
Dictyostelium discoideum Yes Yes
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yes Yes
Schizosaccharomyces pombe Yes Yes
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Yes No
Tetrahymena thermophila Yes Yes
Eukaryote, multicellular
Caenorhabditis elegans Yes Difficult
Drosophila melanogaster Yes Difficult
Arabidopsis thaliana Yes No
Physcomitrella patens Yes Yes
Vertebrate
Danio rerio Yes Yes
Mus musculus Yes Yes
Xenopus laevis (Note: and X. tropicalis) Yes No
Homo sapiens (Note:not a model organism) Yes Yes

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