Role of the optic lobes in the regulation of the locomotor activity rhythm of Drosophila melanogaster: behavioral analysis of neural mutants.

  title={Role of the optic lobes in the regulation of the locomotor activity rhythm of Drosophila melanogaster: behavioral analysis of neural mutants.},
  author={Charlotte Helfrich},
  journal={Journal of neurogenetics},
  volume={3 6},
  • C. Helfrich
  • Published 1 November 1986
  • Biology
  • Journal of neurogenetics
The locomotor activity patterns of the Drosophila melanogaster brain mutants optomotor blind (omb), lobula plateless (lop), minibrain (mnb), small optic lobes (sol), sine oculis (so), and the double mutants mnb;so and sol;so, all of which show reductions in the optic lobes, were investigated and compared with those of the wild-type. In none of the mutants was the number of arrhythmic flies significantly higher than in the wild-type, indicating that the optic lobes are not the sole site of a… 

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