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Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 21;25(24):R1170-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.002.

Sexual Dimorphism: Mystery Neurons Control Sex-Specific Behavioral Plasticity.

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1
Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, New York, USA.
2
Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, New York, USA. Electronic address: or38@columbia.edu.

Abstract

Sexual dimorphisms in the neurons and circuits of males and females control sex-specific behaviors that characterize each sex. A recent study describes a pair of newly discovered, male-specific neurons in C. elegans that control a sex-specific learning behavior termed sexual conditioning.

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26702652
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10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.002
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