Behavioral genetics in the nematode caenorhabditis elegans

Gert Jansen, Laurent Ségalat

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This chapter provides an overview of the behavioral studies that can be undertaken on an extremely simple organism, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. First, we will briefly describe this animal model, which has become increasingly popular for molecular and cellular biology studies, and then we will present a few examples of behavioral studies that are conducted on this organism. We aim to show that this model provides paradigms for questions central to many behaviors, and that they can be addressed at a single cell/single gene resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurobehavioral Genetics
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Applications
EditorsByron C. Jones, Pierre Mormede
PublisherCRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781420003567
ISBN (Print)084931903X, 9780849319037
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2006

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