The Cell: A Molecular Approach 7th Edition

Published by Sinauer Associates
ISBN 10: 160535290X
ISBN 13: 978-1-60535-290-9

Chapter 1 - An Overview of Cells and Cell Research - Question - Page 44: 7


One good model system for mammalian studies is the mouse.

Work Step by Step

The mouse is a good model system for mammalian studies because it has a small generation time which makes performing genetic experiments easier. Also, the mice have several tissue systems that parallel human tissue systems. The advantages of using the mouse model system is a sequenced and annotated genome, mutant collection, similarities in physiology with humans, and experimental tools.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.