Talk:Model organism

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 Definition Species often used in research as models for the study of biological processes. [d] [e]
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Organism or species?

I have always used the term model organism, not model species. What do others think? Chris Day 10:36, 21 September 2008 (CDT)

I do not have a strong preference but agree that "organism" might indeed be more appropriate, given that the model character is unevenly distributed amongst members of the species. Daniel Mietchen 01:17, 23 September 2008 (CDT)