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Caenorhabditis elegans behavioral genetics: where are the knobs?

Leon Avery

Author Affiliations

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:10.1186/1741-7007-8-69

Published: 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.