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Neurogenetic Studies of Ion Channels in Drosophila

  • Chun-Fang Wu
  • Barry Ganetzky
Part of the Ion Channels book series (IC)

Abstract

The enormous information handling capacity of nervous systems depends on the proper function of a rich variety of neurons and other excitable cells that display distinctive signal processing characteristics. This physiological complexity reflects cellular differences in the expression and regulation of ion channels. Genetic dissection has been successfully applied in elucidation of mechanisms underlying many biological processes in model systems. Drosophila has been a favored organism for such an approach to complex problems in higher organisms, such as function and development of the nervous system (Benzer, 1973; Pak and Pinto, 1976).

Keywords

Potassium Channel Outward Current Dosage Compensation Membrane Excitability Larval Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chun-Fang Wu
    • 1
  • Barry Ganetzky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of GeneticsUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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