Functional and evolutionary trade-offs co-occur between two consolidated memory phases in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Lagasse2012FunctionalAE,
  title={Functional and evolutionary trade-offs co-occur between two consolidated memory phases in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Fabrice Lagasse and C{\'e}line Moreno and Thomas Pr{\'e}at and Frederic Mery},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={279 1744},
  pages={4015-23}
}
Memory is a complex and dynamic process that is composed of different phases. Its evolution under natural selection probably depends on a balance between fitness benefits and costs. In Drosophila, two separate forms of consolidated memory phases can be generated experimentally: anaesthesia-resistant memory (ARM) and long-term memory (LTM). In recent years, several studies have focused on the differences between these long-lasting memory types and have found that, at the functional level, ARM… CONTINUE READING