Vision in Drosophila: seeing the world through a model's eyes

Paulk, Angelique, Millard, S. Sean and van Swinderen, Bruno (2013) Vision in Drosophila: seeing the world through a model's eyes. Annual Review of Entomology, 58 313-332. doi:10.1146/annurev-ento-120811-153715

Author Paulk, Angelique
Millard, S. Sean
van Swinderen, Bruno
Title Vision in Drosophila: seeing the world through a model's eyes
Formatted title
Vision in Drosophila: seeing the world through a model's eyes
Journal name Annual Review of Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0066-4170
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1146/annurev-ento-120811-153715
Volume 58
Start page 313
End page 332
Total pages 20
Place of publication Palo Alto, CA, United States
Publisher Annual Reviews
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has been used for decades as a genetic model for unraveling mechanisms of development and behavior. In order to efficiently assign gene functions to cellular and behavioral processes, early measures were often necessarily simple. Much of what is known of developmental pathways was based on disrupting highly regular structures, such as patterns of cells in the eye. Similarly, reliable visual behaviors such as phototaxis and motion responses provided a solid foundation for dissecting vision. Researchers have recently begun to examine how this model organism responds to more complex or naturalistic stimuli by designing novel paradigms that more closely mimic visual behavior in the wild. Alongside these advances, the development of brain-recording strategies allied with novel genetic tools has brought about a new era of Drosophila vision research where neuronal activity can be related to behavior in the natural world.
Keyword Optomotor
Visual behaviors
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Review in Advance first posted online on September 27, 2012

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