Drosophila mutations that alter ionic conduction disrupt acquisition and retention of a conditioned odor avoidance response.


We have previously found that genetic alterations in neuronal ion channel function have specific effects on learning and memory of a conditioned courtship behavior in Drosophila. Using a behavioral assay of conditioned odor avoidance, we report here that shaker mutants, in which potassium-channel function is abnormal, are defective in both their rate and… (More)