A small cohort of FRUM and Engrailed-expressing neurons mediate successful copulation in Drosophila melanogaster

Abstract

In Drosophila, male flies require the expression of the male-specific Fruitless protein (FRUM) within the developing pupal and adult nervous system in order to produce male courtship and copulation behaviors. Recent evidence has shown that specific subsets of FRUM neurons are necessary for particular steps of courtship and copulation. In these neurons, FRUM… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-14-57

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