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dunce, a mutant of Drosophila deficient in learning

Dudai, Yadin and Jan, Yuh-Nung and Byers, Duncan and Quinn, William G. and Benzer, Seymour (1976) dunce, a mutant of Drosophila deficient in learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 73 (5). pp. 1684-1688. ISSN 0027-8424. PMCID PMC430364. doi:10.1073/pnas.73.5.1684.

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Normal Drosophila learn to avoid an odorant associated with electric shock. An X-linked mutant, dunce, has been isolated that fails to display this learning, in spite of being able to sense the odorant and electric shock and showing essentially normal behavior in other respects.

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Additional Information:© 1976 by the National Academy of Sciences. Contributed by Seymour Benzer, February 13, 1976. We thank Ms. Barbara Butler for expert technical assistance. This work was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Y.D. is a fellow of the European Molecular Biology Organization. Y.-N.J. is supported by the Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Research Program. D.B. is a fellow of the Gordon Ross Medical Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:conditioned behavior; olfactory discrimination; behavior genetics
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PubMed Central ID:PMC430364
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Official Citation:dunce, a mutant of Drosophila deficient in learning Y Dudai, Y N Jan, D Byers, W G Quinn, S Benzer Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 1976, 73 (5) 1684-1688; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.73.5.1684
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