Description

The Neurobiology of C. elegans assembles together a series of chapters describing the progress researchers have made toward solving some of the major problems in neurobiology with the use of this powerful model organism. The first chapter is an introduction to the anatomy of the C. elegans nervous system. This chapter provides a useful introduction to this system and will help the reader who is less familiar with this system understand the chapters that follow. The next two chapters on learning, conditioning and memory and neuronal specification and differentiation, summarize the current state of the C. elegans field in these two major areas of neurobiology. The remaining chapters describe studies in C. elegans that have provided particularly exciting insights into neurobiology.

Readership

Neuroscientists.

Table of Contents

Nematode Neurons: Anatomical Methods in Caenorhabditis elegans. Investigantions of Learning and Memory in C. elegans. Neuronal Specification and Differentiation. Sexual Behavior of the C. elegans Male. The Motor Circuit. Mechanosensation in C. Elegans.

Details

No. of pages:
248
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080478616
Print ISBN:
9780123668707
Print ISBN:
9780124111455

About the serial-volume-editor

Eric Aamodt

Affiliations and Expertise

Louisiana State University Medical School, Shreveport, LA, USA

Reviews

The Neurobiology of C. elegans assembles together a series of chapters describing the progress researchers have made toward solving some of the major problems in neurobiology with the use of this powerful model organism. The first chapter is an introduction to the anatomy of the C. elegans nervous system. This chapter provides a useful introduction to this system and will help the reader who is less familiar with this system understand the chapters that follow. The next two chapters on learning, conditioning and memory and neuronal specification and differentiation, summarize the current state of the C. elegans field in these two major areas of neurobiology. The remaining chapters describe studies in C. elegans that have provided particularly exciting insights into neurobiology.