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A decision underlies phototaxis in an insecticide

Brembs, Björn, Gorostiza, E. Axel and Colomb, Julien (2016) A decision underlies phototaxis in an insecticide. Open Biology 6 (160229), pp. 1-16.

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Like a moth into the flame—phototaxis is an iconic example for innate preferences. Such preferences probably reflect evolutionary adaptations to predictable situations and have traditionally been conceptualized as hard-wired stimulus–response links. Perhaps for that reason, the century-old discovery of flexibility in Drosophila phototaxis has received little attention. Here, we report that across ...


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Item type:Article
Date:21 December 2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Neurogenetik (Prof. Dr. Björn Brembs)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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Keywords:behavioural flexibility, octopamine, dopamine, decision-making, Drosophila, invertebrates
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:35069
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