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Neuron. 2014 Jul 2;83(1):3-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.019.

Unveiling the secrets to her heart.

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1
Department Neurobiology, Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
2
Department Neurobiology, Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address: yang@neuro.duke.edu.

Abstract

Before consenting to copulate, a female fruit fly gauges both her mating status and her suitor's quality. Three recent studies, Bussell et al. (2014) in Current Biology and Feng et al. (2014) and Zhou et al. (2014) in this issue of Neuron, dissected the receptivity circuit of female Drosophila, providing insights into how she integrates courtship cues, assesses her internal state, and directs the motor programs that facilitate copulation.

PMID:
24991949
PMCID:
PMC4206193
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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