Do you think interesting a tag "Caenorhabditis elegans" ( "c.elegans" for friends :-) ? It seems not available and my reputation is far from the necessary to create it.

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    Sep 11, 2018 at 16:12
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I am in general not a fan of tags for particular model organisms.

From my perspective, the point of model organisms is that they are models - the relevant tags are to the biology being studied. Except for some very narrow cases relevant to the model organism itself (in which case the tag is appropriate), few people 'care' about C. elegans specifically, they are just using that organism as a tool to infer something about biology more broadly. Development, molecular biology, neural circuits are all possible tags that are more useful.


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