The complex genetic basis of simple behavior.

J Biol 2009 Aug 27;8(8):71. Epub 2009 Aug 27.

Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

Genetic approaches to dissecting complex traits in animal models increasingly use transcript levels as a molecular phenotype and as validation for predictions of gene function. A recent study in BMC Biology using these approaches shows the complexity of the genetic contribution to aggressive behavior in Drosophila.

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