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....
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.
Dept. of Biology