Optomotor control of course and altitude in Drosophila melanogaster is correlated with distinct activities of at least three pairs of flight steering muscles.

@article{Heide1996OptomotorCO,
  title={Optomotor control of course and altitude in Drosophila melanogaster is correlated with distinct activities of at least three pairs of flight steering muscles.},
  author={G. A. van de Heide and Karl Georg G{\"o}tz},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={199 Pt 8},
  pages={1711-26}
}
Flight control in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster is achieved by minute sets of muscles on either side of the thorax. Control responses of wings and muscles were elicited during fixed flight by moving a striped pattern in front of the eyes. For example, pattern motion from the lower right to the upper left signals to the test fly a rotatory course deviation to the right and simultaneously a translatory altitude displacement downwards. The counteracting response to the displacement of the… CONTINUE READING
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