Caenorhabditis elegans

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Caenorhabditis elegans (Hermaphrodite)
Caenorhabditis elegans (♂)

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Rhabditomorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Cycloneuralia
Cladus: Nematoida
Phylum: Nematoda
Classis: Chromadorea
Ordo: Rhabditida
Subordo: Rhabditina
Infraordo: Rhabditomorpha

Familia: Rhabditidae
Genus: Caenorhabditis
Species: Caenorhabditis elegans
Subspecies: Caenorhabditis elegans var. Bergerac - Caenorhabditis elegans var. Bristol
Strains: Caenorhabditis elegans var. Bergerac BO - Caenorhabditis elegans var. Bristol N2

Caenorhabditis elegans (Maupas, 1900) Dougherty, 1955

Synonyms

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  • Rhabditides elegans Maupas, 1900
  • Rhabditides (Caenorhabditis) elegans Osche, 1952

Vernacular names

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العربية: ربداء رشيقة
čeština: Háďátko obecné
English: Roundworm
eesti: Varbuss
한국어: 꼬마 선충
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: سازاڭسىمان مەددە
中文: 秀麗隱桿線蟲

Distribution

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Cosmopolite, rare in the tropics.

Natural habitat:
Free living. Can be found in compost heaps. Feeds on bacteria.


Many strains adapted to life on Petri dishes in labs exist.

References

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