Analysis of the Trajectory of Drosophila melanogaster in a Circular Open Field Arena

  title={Analysis of the Trajectory of Drosophila melanogaster in a Circular Open Field Arena},
  author={Dan Valente and Ilan Golani and Partha P. Mitra},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={263 - 277}
BACKGROUND Obtaining a complete phenotypic characterization of a freely moving organism is a difficult task, yet such a description is desired in many neuroethological studies. Many metrics currently used in the literature to describe locomotor and exploratory behavior are typically based on average quantities or subjectively chosen spatial and temporal thresholds. All of these measures are relatively coarse-grained in the time domain. It is advantageous, however, to employ metrics based on the… CONTINUE READING


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