model organisms

Axa Rocha arocha at UCSD.EDU
Fri Apr 18 14:21:11 EST 1997


> From: Richard M Kliman <rkliman at runet.edu>
> To: mol-evol at net.bio.net
> Subject: Re: model organisms
> Date: Friday, April 18, 1997 7:26 AM
> 
> In article <3353AA16.10D9 at york.ac.uk>, Peter Ashton  <pda100 at york.ac.uk>
wrote:
> >French A. Lewis wrote:
> >> 
> >> Does any one know of any invertebrate organisms that are less
primitive
> >> than C. elegans, and more primitive than Drosophila that are currently
> >> being studied for neurobiology?
> >> 
> >> We are attempting to clone a C. elegans homologue of a human gene, and
are
> >> looking for an intermediate organism to jump to.   Any information
would
> >> be appreciated.
> >> 
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >> French Lewis
> >> CSI/IBR Center for Developmental Neuroscience
> >
> >Isn't Schistosoma mansoni a model organism as well? It might be just
> >what you need :-)
> >
> >There is quite a lot about the neurobiology of S. mansoni, but I don't
> >have any references to hand...but Rollinson and Simpson, The biology of
> >Schistosomes might be a good place to start....
> >
> >Pete
> 
> Aplysia comes to mind.  I don't know how much genetics has been done on 
> this one, but it's a great model organism for neurobiology.
> 
> Rich Kliman
> Dept. of Biology
> Radford University

If wonder whether an Opisthobranch is more primitive than Drosophila but if
Aplysia is an option you might want to contact Monica Medina, she's working
on molecular systematics and pop. genetics of these Sea hares at RSMAS.

medina at rcf.rsmas.miami.edu

Axa


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