The behavioral genetics ofCaenorhabditis elegans

@article{Wolinsky1990TheBG,
  title={The behavioral genetics ofCaenorhabditis elegans},
  author={Eve Wolinsky and Jeffrey C. Way},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
  year={1990},
  volume={20},
  pages={169-189}
}
Caenorhabditis elegans, a small free-living soil nematode, is an ideal organism for the genetic dissection of simple behaviors. Over 150 genes required for normal behavior have been identified. We review here the neural and genetic pathways underlying four of the best-studiedC. elegans behaviors: locomotion, response to gentle touch, egg-laying, and chemotaxis. Mutations affecting these behaviors have identified genes which specify neuronal cell lineage, neuronal cell fate, and the formation of… 
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