Gustatory Receptors Required for Avoiding the Insecticide l-Canavanine

@article{Lee2012GustatoryRR,
  title={Gustatory Receptors Required for Avoiding the Insecticide l-Canavanine},
  author={Young-Soo Lee and Min Jung Kang and J. Shim and C. Cheong and S. J. Moon and C. Montell},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={1429 - 1435}
}
Insect survival depends on contact chemosensation to sense and avoid consuming plant-derived insecticides, such as l-canavanine. Members of a family of ∼60 gustatory receptors (GRs) comprise the main peripheral receptors responsible for taste sensation in Drosophila. However, the roles of most Drosophila GRs are unknown. In addition to GRs, a G protein-coupled receptor, DmXR, has been reported to be required for detecting l-canavanine. Here, we showed that GRs are essential for responding to l… Expand
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