Courtship and Mating

Flys in love

Courtship and mating in Drosophila depends on visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory cues. Male-male aggression also depends on information obtained from these senses. We are decoding the cells, receptors and neurotransmitters employed for sensing and transmitting signals initiated by pheromones that promote male-female courtship, male-male aggression, and suppress male-male courtship.

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