Wavelength-dependent effects of light on magnetic compass orientation in Drosophila melanogaster

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1. Wildtype Oregon-R Drosophila melanogaster were trained in the ambient magnetic field to a horizontal gradient of 365 nm light emanating from one of the 4 cardinal compass directions and were subsequently tested in a visually-symmetrical, radial 8-arm maze in which the magnetic field alignment could be varied. When tested under 365 nm light, flies… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00216612

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