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Courtship in Drosophila Mosaics: Sex-Specific Foci for Sequential Action Patterns

Hotta, Yoshiki and Benzer, Seymour (1976) Courtship in Drosophila Mosaics: Sex-Specific Foci for Sequential Action Patterns. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 73 (11). pp. 4154-4158. ISSN 0027-8424. PMCID PMC431365. doi:10.1073/pnas.73.11.4154.

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Mosaic fate mapping is used to locate the foci determining sex-specific steps in the mating behavior of Drosophila. Male performance of following females and displaying wing vibration toward them requires that a focus inside the head be constituted of male tissue, regardless of the sex of the head sense organs, the legs, the wings, or the thoracic ganglion. For attempted copulation to occur, a second focus in the thoracic region must also be male. Courtship by males is induced by a posteriorly located focus in the female, but an anterior female focus determines receptivity to attempted copulation. The interplay of male and female foci in the complex behavioral sequence is delineated.

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Additional Information:© 1976 by the National Academy of Sciences Contributed by Seymour Benzer, August 30, 1976 We thank Paul Christensen and Toyoko Chiba for excellent technical work, Duane Edgington for computer assistance, and Jeffrey Hall for stimulating interaction and the maximum likelihood calculations. This research was supported by Grant PCM 73-01972 from the National Science Foundation and a special project grant for Neurosciences from the Japan Ministry of Education.
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Official Citation:Courtship in Drosophila mosaics: sex-specific foci for sequential action patterns Y Hotta, S Benzer Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 1976, 73 (11) 4154-4158; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.73.11.4154
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