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Mechanisms of vision in the fruit fly

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  • Current Opinion in Insect Science. - 2019, vol. 36, p. 25–32
English Vision is essential to maximize the efficiency of daily tasks such as feeding, avoiding predators or finding mating partners. An advantageous model is Drosophila melanogaster, since it offers tools that allow genetic and neuronal manipulation with high spatial and temporal resolution, which can be combined with behavioral, anatomical and physiological assays. Recent advances have expanded our knowledge on the neural circuitry underlying such important behaviors as color vision (role of reciprocal inhibition to enhance color signal at the level of the ommatidia); motion vision (motion-detection neurones receive both excitatory and inhibitory input), and sensory processing (role of the central complex in spatial navigation, and in orchestrating the information from other senses and the inner state). Research on synergies between pathways is shaping the field.
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Département de Biologie
  • English
Biological sciences
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