Genetic dissection of mouse exploratory behaviour

Crusio, Wim E. (2001) Genetic dissection of mouse exploratory behaviour. [Journal (Paginated)] (In Press)

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A large variety of apparatus and procedures are being employed to measure mouse exploratory behaviour. Definitions of what constitutes exploration also vary widely. The present article reviews two studies, whose results permet a genetic dissection of behaviour displayed in an open-field situation. The results agree that factors representing exploration and stress/fear underly this type of behaviour. Both factors appear to be linked to neuroanatomical variation in the sizes of the hippocampal intra- and infrapyramidal mossy fiber terminal fields. Multivariate analysis of genetic correlations may render inmportant insights into the structure of behaviour and its relations with neuroanatomical and neurophysiological systems.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Exploration; Locomotor activity; Quantitative genetics; Genetic correlation; Mouse; Hippocampal mossy fibres
Subjects:Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
Biology > Animal Behavior
Psychology > Psychobiology
ID Code:1671
Deposited By: Crusio, Wim E
Deposited On:06 Aug 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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