Central Brain Neurons Expressing doublesex Regulate Female Receptivity in Drosophila

@article{Zhou2014CentralBN,
  title={Central Brain Neurons Expressing doublesex Regulate Female Receptivity in Drosophila},
  author={Chuan Zhou and Yufeng Pan and Carmen C. Robinett and Geoffrey W Meissner and Bruce S. Baker},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2014},
  volume={83},
  pages={149-163}
}
Drosophila melanogaster females respond to male courtship by either rejecting the male or allowing copulation. The neural mechanisms underlying these female behaviors likely involve the integration of sensory information in the brain. Because doublesex (dsx) controls other aspects of female differentiation, we asked whether dsx-expressing neurons mediate virgin female receptivity to courting males. Using intersectional techniques to manipulate the activities of defined subsets of dsx-expressing… CONTINUE READING