Higher Behavior in Drosophila Analyzed with Mutations that Disrupt the Structure and Function of the Nervous System

  • Jeffrey C. Hall
  • Laurie Tompkins
  • C. P. Kyriacou
  • Richard W. Siegel
  • Florian von Schilcher
  • Ralph J. Greenspan
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 16)


Higher behavior in lower organisms seems an ideal candidate for genetic analysis. At first glance, this is because fixed action patterns such as courtship rituals seem almost certain to be programmed by the action of genes that control the development and function of their nervous systems.


Virgin Female Courtship Behavior Male Courtship Courtship Song Mutant Male 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey C. Hall
    • 1
  • Laurie Tompkins
    • 1
  • C. P. Kyriacou
    • 1
  • Richard W. Siegel
    • 2
  • Florian von Schilcher
    • 3
  • Ralph J. Greenspan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BiologyBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Zoologisches InstitutUniversität MünchenMünchenFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of California School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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