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Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster)

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  • Editor: Josh Dubnau, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, New York
Ian A. Meinertzhagen, Dick R. Nåssel, Nina Vogt, Claude Desplan, Christi A. Scott, Anupama Dahanukar, Ken Honjo, Jessica Robertson, W. Daniel Tracey, Jr, Fritz-Olaf Lehmann, C. Dustin Rubinstein, Brigitte Dauwalder, Mariana F. Wolfner, Nara I. Muraro, M. Fernanda Ceriani, Leslie C. Griffith, Daniela Ostrowski, Troy Zars, Bidisha Roy, George R. Jackson, Lisha Shao, Yi Zhonga, Minoru Saitoe, Shinjiro Saeki, Yukinori Hirano, Junjiro Horiuchi, Charalambos P. Kyriacou, Bryon N. Hughson, Viet Pham, Marla B. Sokolowski, Ricardo Leitão-Gonçalves, Carlos Ribeiro, Robert R. H. Anholt, Trudy F. C. Mackay, Eric A. Stone, Christopher J. Tabone, J. Steven de Belle, Taylor R. Fore, Bing Zhang, Chih-Yung Lin, Ann-Shyn Chiang
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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107009035

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  • The common fruit fly - Drosophila melanogaster - has been the subject of genetics research since the early twentieth century. The complete genomic sequence of Drosophila was published in 2000 and it is still the model organism par excellence for the experimental study of biological phenomena and processes. It is also by far the best model for studying gene function in mammals, including humans. Presenting state-of-the-art studies on the behaviour of Drosophila, this volume discusses normal and pathological models of neurobehavioral disorders and encompasses the specialised methods that have been used, from anatomical, histological, immunohistological and neurophysiological to genomic, genetic and behavioural assays. A comprehensive and thorough reference, this volume is a valuable resource for students and researchers alike across several disciplines of life sciences, including behavioral genetics, neurogenetics, behavioral neuroscience, molecular biology, evolutionary biology and population biology.

    • A diverse collection of studies covering many of the sub-disciplines of Drosophila neurobehavior
    • Presents methods chapters covering popular, albeit challenging, techniques which will teach the reader new tricks
    • Provides an easy entrance into the extensive literature in this field, and will appeal to experts and novices alike
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "[This book] constitutes the first attempt at a comprehensive review of behavioral genetics research with Drosophila … [It] gives an exciting overview of a very diverse range of topics in short, readable chapters, written by some of the key figures … in the field."
    Eirik Søvik and Alexis S. Hill, ISBE Newsletter, International Society for Behavioral Ecology

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107009035
    • length: 291 pages
    • dimensions: 282 x 223 x 17 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 85 b/w illus. 42 colour illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. The anatomical organization of the compound eye's visual system Ian A. Meinertzhagen
    2. Neuropeptides regulating Drosophila behavior Dick R. Nåssel
    3. Vision Nina Vogt and Claude Desplan
    4. Sensory coding of olfaction and taste Christi A. Scott and Anupama Dahanukar
    5. Nociception Ken Honjo, Jessica Robertson and W. Daniel Tracey, Jr
    6. Flight behavior: degradation of flight muscle power and locomotor capacity in transgenic Drosophila Fritz-Olaf Lehmann
    7. Behavioral genetics of Drosophila female postmating responses C. Dustin Rubinstein, Brigitte Dauwalder and Mariana F. Wolfner
    8. Circadian rhythms Nara I. Muraro and M. Fernanda Ceriani
    9. Courtship learning Leslie C. Griffith
    10. Place memory Daniela Ostrowski and Troy Zars
    11. Neurodegeneration models in Drosophila Bidisha Roy and George R. Jackson
    12. Drosophila model of cognitive disorders: focus on memory abnormality Lisha Shao and Yi Zhonga
    13. Age-related memory impairment in Drosophila Minoru Saitoe, Shinjiro Saeki, Yukinori Hirano and Junjiro Horiuchi
    14. Functional analysis of natural clock gene variation Charalambos P. Kyriacou
    15. Natural variation in foraging behaviour Bryon N. Hughson, Viet Pham and Marla B. Sokolowski
    16. Using neuron-specific RNAi in Drosophila for understanding the molecular and neuronal basis of behavior Ricardo Leitão-Gonçalves and Carlos Ribeiro
    17. Systems genetics of behavior in Drosophila Robert R. H. Anholt, Trudy F. C. Mackay and Eric A. Stone
    18. Olfactory learning and memory assays Christopher J. Tabone and J. Steven de Belle
    19. Intersectional strategies for cell type specific expression and transsynaptic labeling Taylor R. Fore and Bing Zhang
    20. Imaging Drosophila brain neurons for 'FlyCircuit' analysis Chih-Yung Lin and Ann-Shyn Chiang
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    Index.

  • Editor

    Josh Dubnau, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, New York
    Josh Dubnau is an Associate Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. His research focuses on genetics and circuitry of memory and mechanisms of neurodegeneration. He received the Beckman Young Investigator award and Human Frontiers Young Investigator award. He is also the recipient of a Transformative R01 from the NIH. Former President of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society, he has been twice selected by graduate students for the Winship Herr Teaching Award.

    Contributors

    Ian A. Meinertzhagen, Dick R. Nåssel, Nina Vogt, Claude Desplan, Christi A. Scott, Anupama Dahanukar, Ken Honjo, Jessica Robertson, W. Daniel Tracey, Jr, Fritz-Olaf Lehmann, C. Dustin Rubinstein, Brigitte Dauwalder, Mariana F. Wolfner, Nara I. Muraro, M. Fernanda Ceriani, Leslie C. Griffith, Daniela Ostrowski, Troy Zars, Bidisha Roy, George R. Jackson, Lisha Shao, Yi Zhonga, Minoru Saitoe, Shinjiro Saeki, Yukinori Hirano, Junjiro Horiuchi, Charalambos P. Kyriacou, Bryon N. Hughson, Viet Pham, Marla B. Sokolowski, Ricardo Leitão-Gonçalves, Carlos Ribeiro, Robert R. H. Anholt, Trudy F. C. Mackay, Eric A. Stone, Christopher J. Tabone, J. Steven de Belle, Taylor R. Fore, Bing Zhang, Chih-Yung Lin, Ann-Shyn Chiang

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