Caenorhabditis elegans behavioral genetics: where are the knobs?
Department of Molecular Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-9148, USA
BMC Biology 2010, 8:69 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-69Published: 8 June 2010
Thousands of behavioral mutants of Caenorhabditis elegans have been studied. I suggest a set of criteria by which some genes important in the evolution of behavior might be recognized, and identify neuropeptide signaling pathways as candidates.