Male mating behavior. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • WormBook

author list (cited authors)

  • Barr, M. M., & Garcia, L. R.

citation count

  • 87

complete list of authors

  • Barr, Maureen M||Garcia, L Rene

publication date

  • June 2006