Figure 12.22. The nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans.

Figure 12.22The nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans

The micrograph shows an adult hermaphrodite worm, approximately 1 mm in length. The vulva is the small projection located on the underside of the animal, about halfway along. Egg cells can be seen inside the worm's body in the region either side of the vulva. Reprinted with permission from Kendrew J (1994) The Encyclopaedia of Molecular Biology, p. 127, Blackwell Science, Oxford.

From: Chapter 12, Regulation of Genome Activity

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