The voyeurs' guide to Drosophila melanogaster courtship

O'Dell, K.M. (2003) The voyeurs' guide to Drosophila melanogaster courtship. Behavioural Processes, 64, pp. 211-223. (doi:10.1016/S0376-6357(03)00136-0)

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Abstract

Drosophila melanogaster has a long and distinguished history as a model organism in studies of sex-specific behaviour. Courtship is relevant to a wide variety of areas of biological research, from investigations into the evolution of sex-specific behaviours, to studies of the molecular mechanisms underlying the perception and processing of sex-specific information, and the identification of genes that enable a fly to behave in a sex-specific fashion. To address any of these issues it is essential that courtship behaviour is investigated in a robust, reproducible and reliable manner. In this review I consider many of the problems that one might encounter in a study of Drosophila courtship, and how such issues may be addressed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Dell, Professor Kevin
Authors: O'Dell, K.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:Behavioural Processes

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