Sexual Dimorphism in the Fly Brain

@inproceedings{Cachero2010SexualDI,
  title={Sexual Dimorphism in the Fly Brain},
  author={Sebastian Cachero and Aaron D. Ostrovsky and Jai Y. Yu and Barry J. Dickson and Gregory S X E Jefferis},
  booktitle={Current Biology},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Sex-specific behavior may originate from differences in brain structure or function. In Drosophila, the action of the male-specific isoform of fruitless in about 2000 neurons appears to be necessary and sufficient for many aspects of male courtship behavior. Initial work found limited evidence for anatomical dimorphism in these fru+ neurons. Subsequently, three discrete anatomical differences in central brain fru+ neurons have been reported, but the global organization of sex… CONTINUE READING
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