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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Diversifying the concept of model organisms in the age of -omics
Author(s): Bertile, Fabrice
Matallana-Surget, Sabine
Tholey, Andreas
Cristobal, Susana
Armengaud, Jean
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Keywords: General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Issue Date: 19-Oct-2023
Date Deposited: 24-Nov-2023
Citation: Bertile F, Matallana-Surget S, Tholey A, Cristobal S & Armengaud J (2023) Diversifying the concept of model organisms in the age of -omics. <i>Communications Biology</i>, 6, Art. No.: 1062.
Abstract: In today’s post-genomic era, it is crucial to rethink the concept of model organisms. While a few historically well-established organisms, e.g. laboratory rodents, have enabled significant scientific breakthroughs, there is now a pressing need for broader inclusion. Indeed, new organisms and models, from complex microbial communities to holobionts, are essential to fully grasp the complexity of biological principles across the breadth of biodiversity. By fostering collaboration between biology, advanced molecular science and omics communities, we can collectively adopt new models, unraveling their molecular functioning, and uncovering fundamental mechanisms. This concerted effort will undoubtedly enhance human health, environmental quality, and biodiversity conservation
DOI Link: 10.1038/s42003-023-05458-x
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