model organisms

Richard M Kliman rkliman at runet.edu
Fri Apr 18 09:26:25 EST 1997

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.

Rich Kliman
Dept. of Biology
Radford University

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