Tackling thermosensation with multidimensional phenotyping.
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Schafer, W. (2012). Tackling thermosensation with multidimensional phenotyping.. BMC Biol https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-10-91
Most if not all animals sense temperature using specialized thermosensory neurons. Genetic studies in simple organisms have been used to identify gene products required for detecting temperature changes or for mediating the effects of temperature on behaviour. A recent study has used automated imaging and multidimensional phenotyping to characterize behavioural responses to aversive temperature changes and to identify mutants with specific defects in these processes.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-10-91
This record's URL: http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/243986
Rights Holder: William R Schafer et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.