Integrating Genomes, Brain and Behavior in the Study of Songbirds

@article{Clayton2009IntegratingGB,
  title={Integrating Genomes, Brain and Behavior in the Study of Songbirds},
  author={David F. Clayton and Christopher N Balakrishnan and Sarah E London},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={R865-R873}
}
Songbirds share some essential traits but are extraordinarily diverse, allowing comparative analyses aimed at identifying specific genotype-phenotype associations. This diversity encompasses traits like vocal communication and complex social behaviors that are of great interest to humans, but that are not well represented in other accessible research organisms. Many songbirds are readily observable in nature and thus afford unique insight into the links between environment and organism. The… CONTINUE READING

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