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The worm Caenorhabditis elegans is a popular laboratory animal because its small size and fairly simple body make it easy to study. Scientists use this small worm to answer many research questions in developmental biology, neurobiology, and genetics. This image, which was taken with transmission electron microscopy (TEM), shows a cross-section through C. elegans, revealing various internal structures.
The image is from a figure in an article published in the journal eLife. There is an annotated version of this graphic at 5760.
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University
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