Abstract

Molecular analyses of social behavior are distinguished by the use of an unusually broad array of animal models. This is advantageous for a number of reasons, including the opportunity for comparative genomic analyses that address fundamental issues in the molecular biology of social behavior. One issue relates to the kinds of changes in genome structure and function that occur to give rise to social behavior. This paper considers one aspect of this issue, whether social evolution involves new genes, new gene regulation, or both. This is accomplished by briefly reviewing findings from studies of the fish Haplochromis burtoni, the vole Microtus ochrogaster, and the honey bee Apis mellifera, with a more detailed and prospective consideration of the honey bee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalGenes, Brain and Behavior
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

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Social Behavior
Bees
Genomics
Arvicolinae
Honey
Genes
Molecular Biology
Fishes
Animal Models
Genome

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Gene regulation
  • GnRH
  • Haplochromis burtoni
  • Honey bee
  • PKG
  • Social behavior
  • Sociogenomics
  • Vasopressin
  • Vole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Social behavior and comparative genomics : New genes or new gene regulation? / Robinson, Gene E.; Ben-Shahar, Y.

In: Genes, Brain and Behavior, Vol. 1, No. 4, 01.11.2002, p. 197-203.

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