A Preliminary Investigation of Daily Changes in Central Excitatory State in Drosophila and Possible Links with 5HT Metabolism

  • A. B. Bonner
  • K. F. Armstrong
Part of the Satellite Symposia of the IUPHAR 9th International Congress of Pharmacology book series (SSNIC)


Circadian rhythms have been shown to control development, behaviour, and metabolism in many insects (Saunders, 1982). Due to the wealth of genetic information on Drosophila and its suitability for being genetically manipulated this insect has been used extensively in studies investigating the mechanisms underlying circadian clocks (reviews by Pittendrigh, 1981 and Konopka, 1981). Drosophila has also been proposed as a useful organism in pharmacological studies (Kovac et al., 1979).


Circadian Rhythm Circadian Clock Central Excitatory Proboscis Extension Response Proboscis Extension 
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