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Functional analysis of genes

Part 2. Genomics

2.4. Model Organisms: Functional and Comparative Genomics

Introductory Review

  1. Rick Woychik,
  2. Carol Bult

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g204106

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Woychik, R. and Bult, C. 2005. Functional analysis of genes. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2:2.4:37.

Author Information

  1. The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

Abstract

Studying the function of genes is a multidimensional process that involves many organisms and a large variety of experimental approaches. No single organism is best suited for all experiments, and no single experimental strategy is appropriate for all genes. In the end, integrated electronic resources with data collected from all genes in yeast, flies, worms, mice, zebra fish, rats, and human will best serve the needs of the biomedical research community to study gene function.

Keywords:

  • gene function;
  • radiation;
  • and chemical mutagenesis;
  • insertional mutagenesis;
  • targeted mutagenesis;
  • transgenics;
  • RNAi;
  • genetics;
  • model organisms;
  • databases