Haltere-mediated equilibrium reflexes of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Dickinson1999HalteremediatedER,
  title={Haltere-mediated equilibrium reflexes of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Michael H. Dickinson},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={354 1385},
  pages={
          903-16
        }
}
  • M. Dickinson
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Flies display a sophisticated suite of aerial behaviours that require rapid sensory-motor processing. Like all insects, flight control in flies is mediated in part by motion-sensitive visual interneurons that project to steering motor circuitry within the thorax. Flies, however, possess a unique flight control equilibrium sense that is encoded by mechanoreceptors at the base of the halteres, small dumb-bell-shaped organs derived through evolutionary transformation of the hind wings. To study… Expand
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