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As the Worm Turns: Learning and Memory in the Roundworm C. elegans

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

in Are We Hardwired?: The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178005
eISBN:
9780199893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178005.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

One of the most important behaviors with integrated neurological circuits is learning, which is based on the development of memory. True learning and memory are found only in multicellular animals. ... More


Neuronal cell death

Julie Agapite and Hermann Steller

in Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195111668
eISBN:
9780199865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter focuses on recent progress in identifying genes that are directly involved in the control and execution of apoptosis. Topics covered include properties of the apoptotic program, control ... More


Genes, Behavior, and the Developmentalist Challenge: One Process, Indivisible?

Kenneth F. Schaffner

in Behaving: What's Genetic, What's Not, and Why Should We Care?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780195171402
eISBN:
9780190464103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171402.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by framing the discussion about genes, behaviors, and the nature-nurture controversy. The approach is in terms of the "developmentalist challenge" posed by developmental systems ... More


Comparing genomes

Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs

in An Introduction to Ecological Genomics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199594689
eISBN:
9780191774812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594689.003.0042
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The first part of this chapter gives an overview of the processes that influence dynamics of genome size, genome duplication, and the analysis of gene families using orthologous and paralogous ... More


How cell mechanics shapes embryos

Michel Labouesse

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605835
eISBN:
9780191729522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Embryonic morphogenesis refers to the stages during which embryos and their organs acquire their functional structure. It requires groups of cells with similar properties to organize themselves in ... More


Mechanoreceptors and touch

Gordon L. Fain

in Sensory Transduction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198835028
eISBN:
9780191872846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835028.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

“Mechanoreceptors and touch” is the fifth chapter of the book Sensory Transduction and describes general mechanisms of touch sensitivity in animals. It begins with a review of mechanoreception in the ... More


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