Male mating behavior

Author: Barr, M. M., Garcia, L. R.

Description: Caenorhabditis elegans male mating provides an excellent opportunity to determine how sensory perception regulates behavior and motor programs. The male-specific nervous system and muscles are superimposed over the general nervous system and musculature. Genetic screens and genomic approaches have identified male-specific and male-enriched genes as well as non-sex specific molecules specialized for mating sub-behaviors. In this chapter, we discuss the cellular, genetic, and molecular basis for male mating behavior.

Subject headings: Animals; Caenorhabditis elegans/anatomy & histology; Caenorhabditis elegans/physiology; Ejaculation; Female; Male; Sex Characteristics; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Vulva/anatomy & histology; Vulva/physiology; Behaviour; C elegans

Publication year: 2006

Journal or book title: WormBook

Pages: 1-11

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Type: Book Chapter

Serial number: 2907