The neural and genetic substrates of sexual behavior in Drosophila.

@article{Yamamoto2007TheNA,
  title={The neural and genetic substrates of sexual behavior in Drosophila.},
  author={Daisuke Yamamoto},
  journal={Advances in genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={59},
  pages={39-66}
}
fruitless (fru), originally identified with its mutant conferring male homosexuality, is a neural sex determination gene in Drosophila that produces sexually dimorphic sets of transcripts. In the nervous system, Fru is translated only in males. Fru proteins likely regulate the transcription of a set of downstream genes. The expression of Fru proteins is sufficient to induce male sexual behavior in females. A group of fru-expressing neurons called "mAL" neurons in the brain shows conspicuous… CONTINUE READING
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