The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 42: 507 - 509 (1998)

Vol 42, Issue 3

Special Issue: Developmental Genetics of Drosophila

Making sense of behavior

Published: 30 November -0001

M Bate

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.


Neurobiological evidence shows that, during the development of the nervous system, inherited behavioral sense is built into the brain with remarkable fidelity. However the way in which the underlying circuitry and its functional characteristics are represented in the genome is not well understood. One response to this is to investigate the machinery of functional development in the nervous system and to set down in principle how genetic control is exerted at this level.

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