Journal of Comparative Physiology A

, Volume 201, Issue 9, pp 879–893

Glia in Drosophila behavior


DOI: 10.1007/s00359-014-0952-9

Cite this article as:
Zwarts, L., Van Eijs, F. & Callaerts, P. J Comp Physiol A (2015) 201: 879. doi:10.1007/s00359-014-0952-9


Glial cells constitute about 10 % of the Drosophila nervous system. The development of genetic and molecular tools has helped greatly in defining different types of glia. Furthermore, considerable progress has been made in unraveling the mechanisms that control the development and differentiation of Drosophila glia. By contrast, the role of glia in adult Drosophila behavior is not well understood. We here summarize recent work describing the role of glia in normal behavior and in Drosophila models for neurological and behavioral disorders.


Drosophila Glia Behavior Invertebrate Brain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Behavioral and Developmental Genetics VIB Center for the Biology of Disease, Center for Human GeneticsKULeuvenLouvainBelgium

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