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Stockinger, P., Kvitsiani, D., Rotkopf, S., Tirian, L., Dickson, B.J. (2005). Neural circuitry that governs Drosophila male courtship behavior.  Cell 121(5): 795--807.
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FBrf0187238
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Male-specific fruitless (fru) products (Fru(M)) are both necessary and sufficient to "hardwire" the potential for male courtship behavior into the Drosophila nervous system. Fru(M) is expressed in approximately 2% of neurons in the male nervous system, but not in the female. We have targeted the insertion of GAL4 into the fru locus, allowing us to visualize and manipulate the Fru(M)-expressing neurons in the male as well as their counterparts in the female. We present evidence that these neurons are directly and specifically involved in male courtship behavior and that at least some of them are interconnected in a circuit. This circuit includes olfactory neurons required for the behavioral response to sex pheromones. Anatomical differences in this circuit that might account for the dramatic differences in male and female sexual behavior are not apparent.

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Sex and the single splice.
Dulac, 2005, Cell 121(5): 664--666 [FBrf0187225]

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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Abbreviation
    Cell
    Title
    Cell
    Publication Year
    1974-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0092-8674
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