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Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse, Volume 1 : Genetics of Behavioral Phenotypes

Provides essential background knowledge for designing and interpreting studies with genetically modified mice
Includes many examples of experimental problems, providing help with experimental design and troubleshooting
Each chapter reviews current knowledge about one specific type of behaviour, pointing the reader towards the most important studies in the extensive literature

Series: Cambridge Handbooks in Behavioural Genetics Volume: 1

By: Wim E Crusio (Editor), Frans Sluyter (Editor), Robert T Gerlai (Editor), Gerlai Pietropaolo (Editor)

450 pages, 85 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Apr 2013 | #199433 | ISBN-13: 9781107034815
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About this book

The first volume in the new Cambridge Handbooks in Behavioral Genetics series, Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse provides baseline information on normal behaviors, essential in both the design of experiments using genetically modified or pharmacologically treated animals and in the interpretation and analyses of the results obtained. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the genetics of naturally occurring variation in mouse behavior, from perception and spontaneous behaviors such as exploration, aggression, social interactions and motor behaviors, to reinforced behaviors such as the different types of learning. Also included are numerous examples of potential experimental problems, which will aid and guide researchers trying to troubleshoot their own studies. A lasting reference, the thorough and comprehensive reviews offer an easy entrance into the extensive literature in this field, and will prove invaluable to students and specialists alike.


Contents

Contributor list

Part I. General
1. Current status of the field W. E. Crusio and R. T. Gerlai
2. Natural neurobiology and behavior of the mouse: relevance for behavioral studies in the laboratory H. P. Lipp and D. P. Wolfer
3. Ethogram R. T. Gerlai and W. E. Crusio
4. Replicability and reliability of behavioral tests D. Wahlsten and J. C. Crabbe

Part II. Perception
5. Audition J. F. Willott
6. Behavioral measurement of mouse visual function G. T. Prusky and N. M. Alam
7. Tactile system and nociception S. B. Smith and J. S. Mogil
8. Olfactory acuity in Mus musculus H. Schellinck and B. Slotnick
9. Taste genetics J. Boughter

Part III. Autonomous and Motor Behaviors
10. Motor coordination in inbred mouse strains and the crucial role of the cerebellum R. Lalonde and C. Strazielle
11. Reflex development F. Cirulli and E. Alleva
12. Feeding and drinking R. J. Bodnar, S. R. Lewis and B. Kest
13. Lateralization F. G. Biddle
14. Rhythms and sleep: circadian and seasonal activity patterns B. Possidente
15. Exploratory behavior W. E. Crusio
16. Strains, SNPs and selected lines: genetic factors influencing variation in murine anxiety-like behavior A. Holmes
17. Genetic influences on infant mouse ultrasonic vocalizations R. Benno and M. E. Hahn
18. Startle behavior and prepulse inhibition C. F. Plappert and P. K. D. Pilz
19. Mouse models of stress-induced depression-like behavior: stress vulnerability and antidepressant response as traits H. Gershenfeld
20. Behavioral phenotyping of mouse grooming and barbering P. R. Canavello, J. M. Cachat, P. C. Hart, D. L. Murphy and A. V. Kalueff

Part IV. Social Behavior
21. Social interaction C. Blanchard, J. Crawley, H. Arakawa and R. Blanchard
22. Mouse sex: sexual differentiation and sexual behavior in Mus musculus L. Niel and D. A. Monks
23. Nest-building behavior and the genetic correlation structure of adaptive phenotypes in house mice Abel Bult-Ito
24. Aggression F. Sluyter, S. de Boer and S. C. Maxson

Part V. Learning and Memory
25. Latent inhibition T. J. Gould and S. F. Logue
26. Executive function: response inhibition, attention, and cognitive flexibility S. F. Logue and T. J. Gould
27. Water navigation tasks D. P. Wolfer, G. Colacicco and H. Welzl
28. Active and passive avoidance I. Branchi and L. Ricceri
29. Radial maze W. E. Crusio and Herbert Schwegler
30. Other mazes T. P. O'Leary and R. E. Brown
31. Cued and contextual fear conditioning R. M. Gerlai
32. Taste and odor H. Welzl and D. P. Wolfer
33. Object recognition in the mouse E. Dere, A. Zlomuzica and J. P. Huston

Index


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