Modeling behavior: the quest to link mechanisms to function

Janus, C., Dubnau, J. T. (February 2003) Modeling behavior: the quest to link mechanisms to function. Genes Brain and Behavior, 2 (1). pp. 56-61. ISSN 1601-1848

DOI: 10.1034/j.1601-183X.2003.00010.x


T. Dobzhansky (1973) has been credited with saying: 'nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution'. The evolutionary conservation of gene function, as well as remarkable conservation of elemental behavioral mechanisms, guarantees that much of what we learn in one organism will inform our understanding of behavior in all animals, including humans. This insight has permitted behavior-geneticists to choose organisms based on experimental tractability for a given scientific question. IBANGS as a society has clearly embraced this Dobzhanskian worldview. As a result, the intellectual synergy of cross-species behavior-genetic analysis was palpable at the IBANGS meeting in Tours, France.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimers disease anxiety cognitive abilities Down Syndrome Drosophila Japanese quail learning and memory mouse serotonin stress ALZHEIMERS DISEASE Alzheimers disease
Subjects: organism description > animal behavior
organism description > animal behavior > learning
organism description > animal behavior > memory
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Communities: CSHL labs > Dubnau lab
Depositing User: Brian Soldo
Date: February 2003
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 13:28
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 15:48
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