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Natural behavior polymorphism due to a cGMP-dependent protein kinase of Drosophila.
Naturally occuring polymorphisms in behavior are difficult to map genetically and thus are refractory to molecular characterization. An exception is the foraging gene (for), a gene that has twoExpand
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Drosophila: Genetics meets behaviour
  • M. Sokolowski
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
  • 1 November 2001
Genes are understandably crucial to physiology, morphology and biochemistry, but the idea of genes contributing to individual differences in behaviour once seemed outrageous. Nevertheless, someExpand
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Candidate genes for behavioural ecology.
In spite of millions of years of evolutionary divergence, the conservation of gene function is common across distant lineages. As such, genes that are known to influence behaviour in one organism areExpand
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Epigenetic Regulation of Learning and Memory by Drosophila EHMT/G9a
Behavioral phenotyping and genome-wide profiling of the histone modifier EHMT in Drosophila reveals a mechanism through which an epigenetic writer may control cognition.
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Influence of Gene Action Across Different Time Scales on Behavior
Genes can affect natural behavioral variation in different ways. Allelic variation causes alternative behavioral phenotypes, whereas changes in gene expression can influence the initiation ofExpand
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Mutations in the larval foraging gene affect adult locomotory behavior after feeding in Drosophila melanogaster.
Previous studies have shown a correlation between the locomotory component of larval and adult foraging behavior in the fruit fly. Here we show that this relationship is far more than mereExpand
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Natural variation in Drosophila melanogaster diapause due to the insulin-regulated PI3-kinase
This study links natural variation in a Drosophila melanogaster overwintering strategy, diapause, to the insulin-regulated phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-kinase) gene, Dp110. Variation inExpand
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cGMP-dependent changes in phototaxis: a possible role for the foraging gene in honey bee division of labor
SUMMARY Division of labor in honey bee colonies is influenced by the foraging gene (Amfor), which encodes a cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG). Amfor upregulation in the bee brain is associated withExpand
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Natural polymorphism affecting learning and memory in Drosophila
Knowing which genes contribute to natural variation in learning and memory would help us understand how differences in these cognitive traits evolve among populations and species. We show that aExpand
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Maintaining a behaviour polymorphism by frequency-dependent selection on a single gene
Accounting for the abundance of genetic variation in the face of natural selection remains a central problem of evolutionary biology. Genetic polymorphisms are constantly arising through mutation,Expand
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