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Making metabolic decisions in Drosophila

  • Physiology and behavior have historically been treated as separate subjects in the study of Drosophila. The latter is mentioned mainly in the context of neurobiology, while the former has been considered to take in studies of metabolism, cell biology and anatomy, among others. Of late, the line distinguishing physiology and behavior has become thinner, and this is exceptionally apparent in recent studies of nutrient signaling and of the regulation of feeding. This review represents a brief examination of the nexus between these intersecting fields of research in Drosophila. Other recently published reviews serve as complements to this one.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Susanne BuchORCiD, Michael J. Pankratz
Parent Title (English):Fly
First Page:74
Last Page:77
Publisher:Landes Bioscience
Place of publication:Austin, Tex.
Date of first publication:2009/02/15
Keyword:behavior; brain; feeding regulation; metabolism; neuroendocrine system; nutrient signaling; physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Entry in this database:2019/02/26