Drosophila as a new model organism for the neurobiology of aggression?

  title={Drosophila as a new model organism for the neurobiology of aggression?},
  author={Andrea Baier and Britta Wittek and Bj{\"o}rn Brembs},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={205 Pt 9},
We report here the effects of several neurobiological determinants on aggressive behaviour in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster. This study combines behavioural, transgenic, genetic and pharmacological techniques that are well established in the fruitfly, in the novel context of the neurobiology of aggression. We find that octopamine, dopamine and a region in the Drosophila brain called the mushroom bodies, all profoundly influence the expression of aggressive behaviour. Serotonin had no… CONTINUE READING

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