Hungry flies tune to vinegar
Department of Neurobiology; Waddell Lab
Medical Subject Headings
Drosophila; Olfactory Perception; Hunger; Neurons
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Many molecular signals that represent hunger and satiety in the body have been identified, but relatively little is known about how these factors alter the nervous system to change behavior. Root et al. (2011) report that hunger modulates the sensitivity of specific olfactory sensory neurons in Drosophila and facilitates odor-search behavior.
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Citation: Cell. 2011 Apr 1;145(1):17-8. Link to article on publisher's site
Huetteroth, Wolf and Waddell, Scott, "Hungry flies tune to vinegar" (2011). Neurobiology Publications and Presentations. 2.