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Neurobehavioral Genetics
Methods and Applications
Second Edition
edited by Byron C. Jones

Neurobehavioral Genetics features a broad spectrum of the most current techniques in neurobehavioral genetics in a single source.

Features:

  • Introduces genetic correlation analysis and complex traits analysis
  • Provides current animal models including nematodes, fruit flies, and rodents
  • Covers the concepts and statistical techniques used in neurobehavioral genetic research
  • Discusses quantitative and molecular genetic approaches
  • Explores personality genetics in humans and chimpanzees

Contents

  1. Background and Basic Concepts
  2. A History of Behavior Genetics
  3. Developmental Neurobehavioral Genetics: Development as Explanation
  4. Some Basics: Mendelian Traits, Polygenic Traits and Complex Traits
  5. An Introduction to Quantitative Principles
  6. Methods
  7. From QTL Detection to Gene Identification
  8. Gene expression
  9. Bioinformatics of Behavior
  10. Congenic and Consomic Strains
  11. Animal Resources in Behavioral Neurogenetics
  12. Sample Size Requirements for Experiments on Laboratory Animals
  13. Studies in Hominids
  14. Neurobehavioral Genetics: The Role of Association Studies in Psychiatric Disorders
  15. Family and Twin Methods
  16. Gene-environment interactions
  17. And Now it Starts to Get Interesting: Gene-gene interactions
  18. Schizophrenia: Study of a Genetically Complex Phenotype
  19. Genetics of Major Affective Disorders
  20. Pedigree Analyses and the Study of Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes): Personality and Subjective Well-Being
  21. The Elusive World of Personality Genes: Cherchez le phenotype
  22. Studies in Rodents
  23. Aggression: Concepts and Methods Relevant to Genetic Analyses in Mice and Humans
  24. Genetic Analysis of Emotional Behaviors Using Animal Models
  25. Studies in Invertebrates
  26. Genetic Analysis of Food Search Behavior in the Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  27. Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Drosophila Courtship Behavior
  28. Behavioral Genetics in the Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans
  29. Bridging Neurobiology and Behavior
  30. Genetics, Behavior and Brain Dopamine Systems
  31. Natural Genetic Variation of Hippocampal Structures and Behavior
  32. Expression and Brain Structure: Black Boxes between Genes and Behaviors
  33. Synaptic Mechanisms Involved in Cognitive Function: Cues From Mental Retardation Genes
  34. Pharmacology
  35. Pharmacogenetics
  36. Alcohol Psychopharmacogenetics

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Methods and Applications
Second Edition
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