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Curr Biol. 2017 Sep 25;27(18):R1010-R1012. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.023.

Collective Behavior: Social Digging in Drosophila Larvae.

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1
Neuroscience Research Institute and Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA. Electronic address: mlouis@lifesci.ucsb.edu.
2
Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Avenida de Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address: gonzalo.polavieja@neuro.fchampalmaud.org.

Abstract

Insects are capable of spectacular achievements through collective behavior, but examples of such behavior in fruit flies are rare. New research indicates that Drosophila larvae engage in coordinated digging to feed collectively.

PMID:
28950082
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.023
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