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Caenorhabditis elegans (c.elegans) has been the subject of study for many years as it is both simple enough to be studied in detail and also possesses a nervous system which can be studied and mapped. It was the first multicellular organism to have a genome completely sequenced, and study of the nematode led to several Nobel prizes being awarded, including to Sydney Brenner and to John Sulston (images in this gallery).