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Neuron. 2008 Sep 11;59(5):685-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2008.08.014.

Scent of a fly.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, Box 63, New York, NY 10065, USA. leslie@rockefeller.edu

Abstract

Sexual courtship is a highly ritualized behavior in many animals. Recent work in the vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has illuminated how the pheromone cis-vaccenyl acetate modulates sexual behavior in the fly. Chemosensory receptors and a sexually dimorphic circuit activated by this pheromone have been identified. This minireview highlights recent advances in the field of fly courtship.

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18786353
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10.1016/j.neuron.2008.08.014
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