Gene to Behaviour

Speaker: Akhil Varshney, PhD submitted, School of Life Sciences

Venue:  Committee Room, Central Library, JNU                   Date: 27/08/2012


Gene is the unit of genetic material which is transferred from an organism to its offspring. Behaviour is the range of actions and mannerisms made by organisms in conjunction with their environment, which includes organisms around as well as the physical environment. It is the response of the organism to various internal and external stimuli or inputs. Although it is well known that behaviour is dependent on genetic backup of an organism but the relationship between genes and behaviour is very complex. It is well stated that ‘all of our behaviours (and those of animals) are gene-dependent, but no behaviour is gene-determined’. So in the talk it will be discussed what is gene, how it works and how it influence the behaviour of an organism.

Download presentation from here