Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) by Josh Dubnau

By Josh Dubnau

The typical fruit fly - Drosophila melanogaster - has been the topic of genetics learn because the early 20th century. the full genomic series of Drosophila used to be released in 2000 and it really is nonetheless the version organism par excellence for the experimental examine of organic phenomena and procedures. it's also through a ways the simplest version for learning gene functionality in mammals, together with people. proposing cutting-edge reports at the behaviour of Drosophila, this quantity discusses basic and pathological versions of neurobehavioral problems and encompasses the specialized equipment which were used, from anatomical, histological, immunohistological and neurophysiological to genomic, genetic and behavioural assays. A finished and thorough reference, this quantity is a important source for college kids and researchers alike throughout numerous disciplines of lifestyles sciences, together with behavioral genetics, neurogenetics, behavioral neuroscience, molecular biology, evolutionary biology and inhabitants biology.

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Locomotor activity in flies is clustered in bouts of motion, followed by periods of inactivity and the organization of these bouts is sexually dimorphic. , 1999). The control of this sexually dimorphic behavior resides in two distinct populations of neurons in the pars intercerebralis of the brain, the IPCs (Belgacem and Martin, 2006; 2007), and in about ten neurons called the feminizing cells, FCs (Belgacem and Martin, 2002) (Fig. 1A). Ablation of the IPCs results in male flies with a feminized locomotor profile, suggesting that DILP signaling may control sex-specific behaviors.

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