Genetics of olfactory behavior in Drosophila melanogaster.


We have used a behavioral genetic approach to identify six X-linked loci which specify olfaction in Drosophila melanogaster. Mutations in five of these genes lead to partial anosmias affecting responses either to aldehydes (olfA, olfB, olfE and olfF) or to acetate esters (olfC). Only one of the mutants obtained in our screening (olfD) resulted in a… (More)