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The sex-determination genes fruitless and doublesex specify a neural substrate required for courtship song.

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Courtship song is a critical component of male courtship behavior in Drosophila, making the female more receptive to copulation and communicating species-specific information [1-6]. Sex mosaic studies have shown that the sex of certain regions of the central nervous system (CNS) is critical to song production [7]. Our examination of one of these regions, the mesothoracic ganglion (Msg), revealed the coexpression of two sex-determination genes, fruitless (fru) and doublesex (dsx). Because both...

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10.1016/j.cub.2007.07.047

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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Author
Journal:
Current biology : CB
Volume:
17
Issue:
17
Pages:
1473-1478
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
URN:
uuid:d8fad2b0-75f1-4334-8c9a-89fb34e5a12b
Source identifiers:
315589
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pubs:315589

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