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Molecular basis of odor detection in insects.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Olfactory systems are evolutionarily ancient, underlying the common requirement for all animals to sense and respond to diverse volatile chemical signals in their environment. Odor detection is mediated by odorant receptors (ORs) that, in most olfactory systems, comprise large families of divergent G protein-coupled receptors. Here, I discuss our and others' recent investigations of ORs in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, which have revealed insights into the distinct evolutionary origin and molecular function of insect ORs. I also describe a bioinformatics strategy that we developed to identify molecules that function with these insect-specific receptors in odor detection.
Animals, Genomics, Insects/physiology, Odors, Pheromones/physiology, Receptors, Odorant/genetics, Receptors, Odorant/physiology, Smell
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