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Pheromone signaling in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

perception and behavior

Solum, Marit (2014). Pheromone signaling in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Alnarp: (LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science ; 2014:2
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Abstract

The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been used as a model species in very diverse branches of science for more than 100 years. The genetic, molecular, and physiological tools that are available for this species offer unique opportunities for experiments that are currently not possible in other organisms.

One important line of study in D. melanogaster has been how the chemosensory system of the fly converts information sampled from the outside world to representations in the central nervous system, and how this translates into specific behaviors. Insects rely on chemosensory cues for many aspects of their life, such as locating suitable mates, discovering the presence of a predator, or assessing the quality of a resource or an oviposition site. Communication between individuals of the same species is also often governed by pheromones; molecules that elicit a stereotypic reaction in a conspecific. These molecules can be perceived either by the olfactory system or by the gustatory system.

The aim of this paper is to give an overview over what we know about how the chemosensory system of this fruit fly is organized, how odors are perceived and processed, and the identity and functional role of the pheromones that regulate its behavior.

Authors/Creators:Solum, Marit
Title:Pheromone signaling in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Subtitle:perception and behavior
Series/Journal:Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science (BIB14970803)
Year of publishing :2014
Depositing date:1 December 2014
Number:2014:2
Page range:1-44
Number of Pages:44
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:H Protection of plants and stored products > H10 Pests of plants
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Agrovoc terms:drosophila melanogaster, chemical ecology, pheromones
Keywords:Drosophila melanogaster, Chemical ecology, Pheromone
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2250
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2250
ID Code:11683
Faculty:LTJ - Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science (until 2013)
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
Deposited By: Marit Solum
Deposited On:02 Dec 2014 14:18
Metadata Last Modified:28 Oct 2015 11:28

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