From Red-eyed Flies to Red Flour Beetles, Insects are Model Research Organisms

By Lucy Huang Model organisms have deepened our understanding of diverse biological concepts, including animal behavior, environmental changes, molecular genetics, developmental biology, and speciation. What defines a model organism is quite broad. Any organism that is easy to care for, lives short generations, and produces a large number of offspring at one time can potentially […]

Source: Entomology Today

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