Sensitivity and specificity in Drosophila pheromone perception.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_9DEAD4049D39
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Sensitivity and specificity in Drosophila pheromone perception.
Périodique
Trends in Neurosciences
Auteur(s)
Benton R.
ISSN
0166-2236
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Numéro
10
Pages
512-519
Langue
anglais
Résumé
How the brain perceives volatile chemicals in the environment to evoke the appropriate behaviour is a fundamental question in sensory neuroscience. The olfactory system of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has emerged as a powerful model system to address this problem. Recent analysis of the molecular, neuroanatomical and physiological properties of the olfactory circuits that detect the sex and social aggregation pheromone cis-vaccenyl acetate now provides one of the most comprehensive outlines for the neural basis of odour perception. This review describes these latest advances, discusses what they reveal about where stimulus sensitivity and specificity is encoded in olfactory circuits, and considers future questions.
Mots-clé
Animals, Drosophila/physiology, Perception/physiology, Pheromones, Sensitivity and Specificity, Smell/physiology
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
18/03/2008 10:36
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:04
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