Multiple redundant medulla projection neurons mediate color vision in Drosophila.

@article{Melnattur2014MultipleRM,
  title={Multiple redundant medulla projection neurons mediate color vision in Drosophila.},
  author={Krishna V. Melnattur and Randall Pursley and Tzu-Yang Lin and Chun-Yuan Ting and Paul David Smith and Thomas J Pohida and C Lee},
  journal={Journal of neurogenetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 3-4},
  pages={374-88}
}
The receptor mechanism for color vision has been extensively studied. In contrast, the circuit(s) that transform(s) photoreceptor signals into color percepts to guide behavior remain(s) poorly characterized. Using intersectional genetics to inactivate identified subsets of neurons, we have uncovered the first-order interneurons that are functionally required for hue discrimination in Drosophila. We developed a novel aversive operant conditioning assay for intensity-independent color… CONTINUE READING