Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 52 - Animal Behavior - 52.2 - Behavior Can Be Genetically Determined - 52.2 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1120: 1


Modern molecular genetic experiments work by eliminating or deactivating known genes and observing how this affects their behavioral phenotype. By analyzing the behavior of the organism after a specified gene has been knocked out, biologists can gain more insight on the function of that gene.

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