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In a study in this issue, Clyne and Miesenböck (2008) apply an ingenious optogenetic technology to activate neurons that generate male-specific courtship song in flies. This work sheds new light on the neural circuitry underlying sexually dimorphic behaviors in Drosophila.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cell.2008.04.008

Type

Journal article

Journal

Cell

Publication Date

18/04/2008

Volume

133

Pages

210 - 212

Keywords

Animals, Drosophila melanogaster, Female, Light, Male, Neurons, Sex Characteristics, Sexual Behavior, Animal, Wings, Animal