Unveiling the secrets to her heart.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Before consenting to copulate, a female fruit fly gauges both her mating status and her suitor's quality. Three recent studies, Bussell et al. (2014) in Current Biology and Feng et al. (2014) and Zhou et al. (2014) in this issue of Neuron, dissected the receptivity circuit of female Drosophila, providing insights into how she integrates courtship cues, assesses her internal state, and directs the motor programs that facilitate copulation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, Y; Yang, C-H

Published Date

  • July 2, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 5

PubMed ID

  • 24991949

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24991949

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4199

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.019


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States