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Neuroblast ablation in Drosophila P[GAL4] lines reveals origins of olfactory interneurons.
Hydroxyurea (HU) treatment of early first instar larvae in Drosophila was previously shown to ablate a single dividing lateral neuroblast (LNb) in the brain. Early larval HU application to P[GAL4]Expand
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Smell and Taste Perception in Drosophila melanogasterLarva: Toxin Expression Studies in Chemosensory Neurons
GAL4-driven targeted expression of tetanus toxin light chain (UAS-TeTxLC) in a subset of chemosensory neurons of the larval antennomaxillary complex (AMC) and pharynx causes abnormal chemosensoryExpand
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A central neural circuit for experience-independent olfactory and courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
We have studied the function of the major central olfactory pathway in fruit flies. Key elements of this pathway, the projection neurons (PNs), connect the antennal lobes with the lateralExpand
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Drosophila Larvae Establish Appetitive Olfactory Memories via Mushroom Body Neurons of Embryonic Origin
Insect mushroom bodies are required for diverse behavioral functions, including odor learning and memory. Using the numerically simple olfactory pathway of the Drosophila melanogaster larva, weExpand
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Larval chemosensory projections and invasion of adult afferents in the antennal lobe of Drosophila.
We have studied the fate of olfactory afferents during metamorphic transformation of Drosophila melanogaster. Intracellular labeling of afferents from larval head chemosensilla suggests that theExpand
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Voila, a New Drosophila Courtship Variant that Affects the Nervous System: Behavioral, Neural, and Genetic Characterization
In Drosophila melanogaster, a specificPGAL4 transposon induces theVoila1 genetic variant and produces multiple phenotypes. HomozygousVoila1/1 flies rarely reach adulthood, whereasExpand
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Analysis of the antennal phenotype in the Drosophila mutant lozenge.
Previous work on the lozenge (lz) gene complex of D. melanogaster has focused on the compound eye. Here we study the effects of 22 lz mutations on the antennal sensilla. The antenna of strong lzExpand
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Organization of the Drosophila larval visual circuit
Visual systems transduce, process and transmit light-dependent environmental cues. Computation of visual features depends on photoreceptor neuron types (PR) present, organization of the eye andExpand
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Courtship behavior ofDrosophila genetically or surgically deprived of basiconic sensilla
The lack of basiconic antennal sensilla in the mutantlozenge3 was used to assess the role of these olfactory receptors in the courtship behavior ofDrosophila melanogaster. Under normal lightExpand
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Drosophila P[Gal4] lines reveal that motor neurons involved in feeding persist through metamorphosis.
Two P[Gal4] insertion lines in Drosophila melanogaster, MT11 and MT26, express GAL4 specifically in two to three pairs of pharyngeal motor neurons (PMN) in the suboesophageal ganglion. By usingExpand
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