Gustatory Processing in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Scott2018GustatoryPI,
  title={Gustatory Processing in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Kristin Scott},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2018},
  volume={63},
  pages={15-30}
}
The ability to identify nutrient-rich food and avoid toxic substances is essential for an animal's survival. Although olfaction and vision contribute to food detection, the gustatory system acts as a final checkpoint control for food acceptance or rejection. The vinegar fly Drosophila melanogaster tastes many of the same stimuli as mammals and provides an excellent model system for comparative studies of taste detection. The relative simplicity of the fly brain and behaviors, along with the… CONTINUE READING
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