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Excitatory and inhibitory switches for courtship in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>6/04/2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Current Biology
Issue number7
Volume14
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)538-547
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Courtship is the best-studied behavior in Drosophila melanogaster, and work on its anatomical basis has concentrated mainly on the functional identification of sexually dimorphic sites in the brain. Much less is known of the more expansive, nondimorphic, but nonetheless essential, neural elements subserving male courtship behavior.