Genes and Behavior: Animal Models

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Genes and environment interact to influence behavior. Animal models that examine the effects of natural genetic variation, the effects of mutations, and the effects of targeted genetic engineering on behavior have been instrumental in understanding the influence of genes on behavior and the influence of behavior on gene expression. Multiple animal models that include Drosophila (fruit fly), Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans, nematode), and mice (Mus musculus) have been instrumental in the study of behavioral genetics because of the high degree of homology across species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080914558
ISBN (Print)9780080453965
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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