Generalization of Courtship Learning in Drosophila Is Mediated by cis-Vaccenyl Acetate

@article{Ejima2007GeneralizationOC,
  title={Generalization of Courtship Learning in Drosophila Is Mediated by cis-Vaccenyl Acetate},
  author={Aki Ejima and Benjamin P. C. Smith and Christophe Lucas and Wynand M. van der Goes van Naters and Carson J. Miller and John R. Carlson and Joel D Levine and Leslie C. Griffith},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={599-605}
}
Reproductive behavior in Drosophila has both stereotyped and plastic components that are driven by age- and sex-specific chemical cues. Males who unsuccessfully court virgin females subsequently avoid females that are of the same age as the trainer. In contrast, males trained with mature mated females associate volatile appetitive and aversive pheromonal cues and learn to suppress courtship of all females. Here we show that the volatile aversive pheromone that leads to generalized learning with… CONTINUE READING
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