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Estimation of C. elegans cell- and tissue volumes

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Item Type:Article
Title:Estimation of C. elegans cell- and tissue volumes
Creators Name:Froehlich, J.J. and Rajewsky, N. and Ewald, C.Y.
Abstract:Although C. elegans is one of the best-studied model organisms, an estimate of its cell sizes and tissues is missing. Here we used the Virtual Worm that is based on electron microscopy images to calculate a zeroth-order approximation of cell and tissue sizes of C. elegans. We conclude that the intestine is the largest tissue, followed by the hypodermis, gonads, body wall muscles, pharynx, and neurons. Thus, we provide an approximation of tissue volumes of young adult C. elegans.
Keywords:Animals, Caenorhabditis elegans
Source:microPublication Biology
Publisher:Caltech Library
Page Range:000345
Date:4 January 2021
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.17912/micropub.biology.000345
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