The thought of flies, roaches, bats, worms, or jellyfish often evoke in us unpleasant or disgusting feelings... Yet, these animals possess extraordinary characteristics that deserve a closer look at what they represent and what they have done for science.
Indeed, scientists from the past and present have recognized the great potential these animals contributed to scientific progress. Thanks to the talent and the perseverance of researchers, these pariahs of the animal kingdom have slowly become true superstars of their laboratories.
This series explores the scientific history of these common animals and their contribution to mankind.