Hierachical organization and postural facilitation: Rules for grooming in flies

  title={Hierachical organization and postural facilitation: Rules for grooming in flies},
  author={Richard and Marian Stamp Dawkins},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
The organization of grooming in budgerigars
Head grooming behaviour in the praying mantis
How do flies keep clean? Head grooming in Drosophila
This descriptive study was undertaken, using frame by frame analysis of videographs to examine grooming movements in flies, choosing Drosophila because of recent interest in neural systems that control grooming.
Drosophila melanogaster grooming possesses syntax with distinct rules at different temporal scales
This work identifies action order as the primary driver of probabilistic, but non-random, syntax structure, and develops a series of data-driven Markov models that isolate and identify the behavioral features governing transitions between individual grooming bouts.
Sequential organization of grooming behaviors of the mosquito,Aedes triseriatus
Adult females of the mosquito Aedes triseriatus groom both to clear sensilla of obstructive matter and to clean and smooth scales on legs and wings, possibly to decrease drag during flight.
The Development of Grooming and Its Expression in Adult Animals a
  • B D Sachs
  • Biology, Psychology
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1988
Careful attention should be given to the spatiotemporal patterning of grooming, in order to reduce errors of "lumping" and "splitting" in classifying grooming acts, and also to detect alterations in the patterning when they occur.
A suppression hierarchy among competing motor programs drives sequential grooming in Drosophila
The organizational principles governing how dirty fruit flies groom their bodies with sequential movements are determined using genetically targeted activation of neural subsets, and this provides the first example of an innate motor sequence implemented by the prevailing model for generating human action sequences.
Induced grooming transitions and open field behaviour differ in high- and low-yawning sublines of Sprague-Dawley rats
Water immersion-induced grooming sequences and open field behaviour were studied in two sublines of Sprague-Dawley rats, Rattus norvegicus, selectively bred for high- and low-yawning frequency, indicating a strain-specific functional and neurophysiological diVerence.


Displacement grooming in the chaffinch
The Courtship of Drosophila Melanogaster
It is suggested that inhibition while accumulating, interacts with excitation and it is fluctuations in the resultant 'effective excitation' which determine the courtship pattern.
Normal and irrelevant toilet behaviour in Emberiza Spp.
Cleaning behaviour in Drosophila melanogaster
Preening of Two Tern Species. a Study On Displacement Activities
The occurrence of preening 'during brooding' in most cases is thought to be caused by disinhibition and further by (probably permanently present) activating factors for the preening system, as well as inhibitory relations between various behaviour systems.
The Temporal Patterning of Courtship Behaviour in the Glandulocaudine Fishes (Ostariophysi, Characidae)
The patterns of courtship in the internally fertilizing species can be regarded as adaptations to the temporal dissociation of mating and spawning which has accompanied the development of internal fertilization.
Grammar of a Movement Sequence in Inbred Mice
Hierarchical principles of organization are found by describing in detail the sequences of face grooming components in mice by solving the puzzle of how behaviour is organized.