Targeted expression of tetanus toxin reveals sets of neurons involved in larval locomotion in Drosophila.

@article{Suster2003TargetedEO,
  title={Targeted expression of tetanus toxin reveals sets of neurons involved in larval locomotion in Drosophila.},
  author={Maximiliano L. Suster and J Martin and Carl S Sung and Steven Robinow},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={233-46}
}
The Drosophila larva is widely used for studies of neuronal development and function, yet little is known about the neuronal basis of locomotion in this model organism. Drosophila larvae crawl over a plain substrate by performing repetitive waves of forward peristalsis alternated by brief episodes of head swinging and turning. To identify sets of central and peripheral neurons required for the spatial or temporal pattern of larval locomotion, we blocked neurotransmitter release from defined… CONTINUE READING