courtship

Summary

Summary: Activities designed to attract the attention or favors of another.

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  1. Clynen E, Ciudad L, Belles X, Piulachs M. Conservation of fruitless' role as master regulator of male courtship behaviour from cockroaches to flies. Dev Genes Evol. 2011;221:43-8 pubmed publisher
    In Drosophila melanogaster, male courtship behaviour is regulated by the fruitless gene. In D. melanogaster, fruitless encodes a set of putative transcription factors that are sex-specifically spliced...
  2. Fernández M, Kravitz E. Aggression and courtship in Drosophila: pheromonal communication and sex recognition. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2013;199:1065-76 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Courtship and aggression are the most important social behaviors in nature for procreation and survival: for males, making ..
  3. Chelbi I, Bray D, Hamilton J. Courtship behaviour of Phlebotomus papatasi the sand fly vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Parasit Vectors. 2012;5:179 pubmed publisher
    ..This study describes the courtship behaviour of P...
  4. Tsai H, Huang Y. Image tracking study on courtship behavior of Drosophila. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34784 pubmed publisher
    ..studies focused on the behavior of the individual fly or on pair-wise interactions in the study of aggression or courtship. The behavior of these activities has been captured on film and inspected by a well-trained researcher after ..
  5. Hill S, Durante K. Courtship, competition, and the pursuit of attractiveness: mating goals facilitate health-related risk taking and strategic risk suppression in women. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2011;37:383-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Study 1 (n=257) demonstrated that priming women with intersexual courtship and intrasexual competition increased their willingness to go tanning and take dangerous diet pills...
  6. Santangelo N, Bass A. Individual behavioral and neuronal phenotypes for arginine vasotocin mediated courtship and aggression in a territorial teleost. Brain Behav Evol. 2010;75:282-91 pubmed publisher
    ..using a wild population of beaugregory damselfish, Stegastes leucostictus, we assess: (1) the effect of AVT on courtship, and (2) with reference to our previous study on AVT modulation of aggression in this species, the relationship ..
  7. von Philipsborn A, Liu T, Yu J, Masser C, Bidaye S, Dickson B. Neuronal control of Drosophila courtship song. Neuron. 2011;69:509-22 pubmed publisher
    The courtship song of the Drosophila male serves as a genetically tractable model for the investigation of the neural mechanisms of decision-making, action selection, and motor pattern generation...
  8. Zanini D, Jallon J, Rabinow L, Samson M. Deletion of the Drosophila neuronal gene found in neurons disrupts brain anatomy and male courtship. Genes Brain Behav. 2012;11:819-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Mutant males have reduced courtship indices, but normal short- and long-term courtship memory...
  9. Havens J, Etges W. Premating isolation is determined by larval rearing substrates in cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis. IX. Host plant and population specific epicuticular hydrocarbon expression influences mate choice and sexual selection. J Evol Biol. 2013;26:562-76 pubmed publisher
    ..include cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs), contact pheromones that mediate female discrimination of males during courtship. CHCs, along with male courtship songs, cause premating isolation between diverged populations, and are ..

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  1. Vigoder F, Souza N, Peixoto A. Copulatory courtship song in Lutzomyia migonei (Diptera: psychodidae). Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010;105:1065-7 pubmed
    ..migonei males also produce a song during copulation. This "lovesong" presents short trains (6-8 pulses) with an inter-pulse interval around 26 ms and is potentially involved in cryptic female choice and insemination success...
  2. Pan Y, ROBINETT C, Baker B. Turning males on: activation of male courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e21144 pubmed publisher
    ..used the temperature-sensitive activator dTRPA1 to probe the roles of fru(M)- and dsx-expressing neurons in male courtship behaviors...
  3. Becnel J, Johnson O, Luo J, Nassel D, Nichols C. The serotonin 5-HT7Dro receptor is expressed in the brain of Drosophila, and is essential for normal courtship and mating. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e20800 pubmed publisher
    ..both pharmacological and genetic approaches, we have found that 5-HT(7)Dro activity is essential for normal courtship and mating behaviors in the fly, where it appears to mediate levels of interest in both males and females...
  4. Stoop R, Joller J. Mesocopic comparison of complex networks based on periodic orbits. Chaos. 2011;21:016112 pubmed publisher
    ..For a proof-of-concept, we consider Drosophila's precopulatory courtship, where our method reveals the existence of a complex grammar (similar to those found in complex physical systems ..
  5. Kohatsu S, Koganezawa M, Yamamoto D. Female contact activates male-specific interneurons that trigger stereotypic courtship behavior in Drosophila. Neuron. 2011;69:498-508 pubmed publisher
    We determined the cellular substrate for male courtship behavior by quasinatural and artificial stimulation of brain neurons...
  6. Abou Tayoun A, PIKIELNY C, Dolph P. Roles of the Drosophila SK channel (dSK) in courtship memory. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34665 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we take advantage of Drosophila melanogaster with its single SK gene (dSK) and well-established courtship memory assay to investigate the contribution of this channel to memory...
  7. Seguin A, Forstmeier W. No band color effects on male courtship rate or body mass in the zebra finch: four experiments and a meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e37785 pubmed publisher
    ..A recent study, however, reported that color bands affected male courtship rate and body mass independently of female behavior...
  8. Wignall A, Herberstein M. The influence of vibratory courtship on female mating behaviour in orb-web spiders (Argiope keyserlingi, Karsch 1878). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e53057 pubmed publisher
    ..mechanisms including sperm competition and cryptic female choice is considerable, our knowledge of courtship and how it influences male and female mating decisions is still extremely poor...
  9. Winbush A, REED D, Chang P, Nuzhdin S, Lyons L, Arbeitman M. Identification of gene expression changes associated with long-term memory of courtship rejection in Drosophila males. G3 (Bethesda). 2012;2:1437-45 pubmed publisher
    ..In conditioned courtship or courtship suppression, male flies that have been repeatedly rejected by mated females during courtship ..
  10. Ferveur J. Drosophila female courtship and mating behaviors: sensory signals, genes, neural structures and evolution. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2010;20:764-9 pubmed publisher
    Interest in Drosophila courtship behavior has a long-standing tradition, starting with the works by Sturtevant in 1915, and by Bastock and Manning in the 50s...
  11. Fitzsimons H, Scott M. Genetic modulation of Rpd3 expression impairs long-term courtship memory in Drosophila. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e29171 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we investigated the role of Rpd3 in long-term courtship memory in Drosophila...
  12. Grosjean Y, Rytz R, Farine J, Abuin L, Cortot J, Jefferis G, et al. An olfactory receptor for food-derived odours promotes male courtship in Drosophila. Nature. 2011;478:236-40 pubmed publisher
    ..pheromones, which can convey information on the species, gender and receptivity of the sender to induce innate courtship and mating behaviours by the receiver...
  13. Turner T, Miller P. Investigating natural variation in Drosophila courtship song by the evolve and resequence approach. Genetics. 2012;191:633-42 pubmed publisher
    ..to investigate the genetic basis of variation in the interpulse interval (IPI) of Drosophila melanogaster courtship song...
  14. Li Y, Hoxha V, Lama C, Dinh B, Vo C, Dauwalder B. The hector G-protein coupled receptor is required in a subset of fruitless neurons for male courtship behavior. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28269 pubmed publisher
    Male courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster is controlled by two main regulators, fruitless (fru) and doublesex (dsx)...
  15. Chen B, Liu H, Ren J, Guo A. Mutation of Drosophila dopamine receptor DopR leads to male-male courtship behavior. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012;423:557-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Previous studies showed that dopamine level could affect fly courtship behaviors. Disturbed dopamine level leads to abnormal courtship behavior in two different ways...
  16. Longpre K, Koepfinger M, Katz L. Female goats use courtship display as an honest indicator of male quality. Horm Behav. 2011;60:505-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Females may use conspicuous secondary sexual characteristics of males such as courtship display to distinguish among high and low quality males...
  17. Toda H, Zhao X, Dickson B. The Drosophila female aphrodisiac pheromone activates ppk23(+) sensory neurons to elicit male courtship behavior. Cell Rep. 2012;1:599-607 pubmed publisher
    ..of Drosophila melanogaster females, 7,11-heptacosadiene (7,11-HD), is a potent inducer of male-specific courtship and copulatory behaviors...
  18. Hanson J, Hurley L. Female presence and estrous state influence mouse ultrasonic courtship vocalizations. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e40782 pubmed publisher
    ..Mouse ultrasonic vocalizations are robustly produced in social contexts. In adults, male vocalization during courtship has become a model of interest for signal-receiver interactions...
  19. Liu T, Starostina E, Vijayan V, Pikielny C. Two Drosophila DEG/ENaC channel subunits have distinct functions in gustatory neurons that activate male courtship. J Neurosci. 2012;32:11879-89 pubmed publisher
    ..the Drosophila DEG/ENaC subunit Ppk25 is essential in a small subset of gustatory neurons for activation of male courtship behavior, likely through detection of female pheromones...
  20. Cande J, Andolfatto P, Prud homme B, Stern D, Gompel N. Evolution of multiple additive loci caused divergence between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea in wing rowing during male courtship. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e43888 pubmed publisher
    In Drosophila, male flies perform innate, stereotyped courtship behavior. This innate behavior evolves rapidly between fly species, and is likely to have contributed to reproductive isolation and species divergence...
  21. Hillier N, Vickers N. Hairpencil volatiles influence interspecific courtship and mating between two related moth species. J Chem Ecol. 2011;37:1127-36 pubmed publisher
    ..closely related species can be accomplished through a variety of pre-zygotic isolating mechanisms, including courtship-signaling behavior that involves pheromones. In the moths Heliothis virescens and H...
  22. Chakravorty S, Wajda M, Vigoreaux J. Courtship song analysis of Drosophila muscle mutants. Methods. 2012;56:87-94 pubmed publisher
    As part of the mating ritual, males of Drosophila species produce species-specific courtship songs through wing vibrations generated by the thoracic musculature...
  23. Temple J, Freeman D. Dating violence and substance use among ethnically diverse adolescents. J Interpers Violence. 2011;26:701-18 pubmed publisher
    ..No differences were found in the rate of dating violence between African American, White, and Hispanic adolescents. ..
  24. Wang L, Han X, Mehren J, Hiroi M, Billeter J, Miyamoto T, et al. Hierarchical chemosensory regulation of male-male social interactions in Drosophila. Nat Neurosci. 2011;14:757-62 pubmed publisher
    ..found that (z)-7-tricosene, a male-enriched cuticular hydrocarbon that was previously shown to inhibit male-male courtship, was essential for normal levels of aggression...
  25. Hoffmann F, Musolf K, Penn D. Spectrographic analyses reveal signals of individuality and kinship in the ultrasonic courtship vocalizations of wild house mice. Physiol Behav. 2012;105:766-71 pubmed publisher
    Male house mice produce ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) during courtship; however, it is unclear why males produce USVs and what information their calls communicate. In laboratory mice, male USVs are attractive to females [1,2]...
  26. Pavlou H, Goodwin S. Courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster: towards a 'courtship connectome'. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2013;23:76-83 pubmed publisher
    ..employed by Drosophila neurobiologists involves mapping neuronal circuitry underlying complex innate behaviors - courtship being a classic paradigm...
  27. Turner T, Miller P, Cochrane V. Combining genome-wide methods to investigate the genetic complexity of courtship song variation in Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Biol Evol. 2013;30:2113-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we conduct a genome-wide association study of Drosophila melanogaster courtship song variation using 168 sequenced inbred lines, and fail to find highly significant associations...
  28. Keleman K, Vrontou E, Krüttner S, Yu J, Kurtovic Kozaric A, Dickson B. Dopamine neurons modulate pheromone responses in Drosophila courtship learning. Nature. 2012;489:145-9 pubmed publisher
    ..for example, court both virgin and mated females, but learn through experience to selectively suppress futile courtship towards females that have already mated...
  29. Treer D, Van Bocxlaer I, Matthijs S, Du Four D, Janssenswillen S, Willaert B, et al. Love is blind: indiscriminate female mating responses to male courtship pheromones in newts (Salamandridae). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e56538 pubmed publisher
    ..Because such an insemination requires intense coordination of both sexes, male newts have evolved a courtship display, essentially consisting of sending pheromones under water by tail-fanning towards their potential ..
  30. Zoppoth P, Koblmüller S, Sefc K. Male courtship preferences demonstrate discrimination against allopatric colour morphs in a cichlid fish. J Evol Biol. 2013;26:577-86 pubmed publisher
    ..females significantly more intensely than females of other populations, and reduced their heteromorphic courtship efforts both with increasing genetic and increasing phenotypic distinctness of the females...
  31. Ellis L, Carney G. Socially-responsive gene expression in male Drosophila melanogaster is influenced by the sex of the interacting partner. Genetics. 2011;187:157-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Drosophila melanogaster perform innate, yet socially modifiable, courtship behaviors that are sex specific and require rapid integration and response to multiple sensory cues...
  32. Hamasaka Y, Suzuki T, Hanai S, Ishida N. Evening circadian oscillator as the primary determinant of rhythmic motivation for Drosophila courtship behavior. Genes Cells. 2010;15:1240-8 pubmed publisher
    ..However, clock neurons involved in courtship rhythms in the brain of Drosophila remain totally unknown...
  33. Kramer J, Kochinke K, Oortveld M, Marks H, Kramer D, de Jong E, et al. Epigenetic regulation of learning and memory by Drosophila EHMT/G9a. PLoS Biol. 2011;9:e1000569 pubmed publisher
    ..EHMT as a regulator of peripheral dendrite development, larval locomotor behavior, non-associative learning, and courtship memory...
  34. Fedorka K, Winterhalter W, Ware B. Perceived sperm competition intensity influences seminal fluid protein production prior to courtship and mating. Evolution. 2011;65:584-90 pubmed publisher
    ..genes in response to perceived sperm competition intensity by manipulating male density in a pre-mating and courtship environment...
  35. Starostina E, Liu T, Vijayan V, Zheng Z, Siwicki K, Pikielny C. A Drosophila DEG/ENaC subunit functions specifically in gustatory neurons required for male courtship behavior. J Neurosci. 2012;32:4665-74 pubmed publisher
    Detection of specific female pheromones stimulates courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster males, but the chemosensory molecules, cells, and mechanisms involved remain poorly understood...
  36. Tootoonian S, Coen P, Kawai R, Murthy M. Neural representations of courtship song in the Drosophila brain. J Neurosci. 2012;32:787-98 pubmed publisher
    Acoustic communication in drosophilid flies is based on the production and perception of courtship songs, which facilitate mating...
  37. Sakai T, Sato S, Ishimoto H, Kitamoto T. Significance of the centrally expressed TRP channel painless in Drosophila courtship memory. Learn Mem. 2012;20:34-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Pain TRP channel is required for long-term memory (LTM), but not for short-lasting memory, induced by courtship conditioning in adult males...
  38. Pan Y, Baker B. Genetic identification and separation of innate and experience-dependent courtship behaviors in Drosophila. Cell. 2014;156:236-48 pubmed publisher
    Wild-type D. melanogaster males innately possess the ability to perform a multistep courtship ritual to conspecific females...
  39. Zhou C, Huang H, Kim S, Lin H, Meng X, Han K, et al. Molecular genetic analysis of sexual rejection: roles of octopamine and its receptor OAMB in Drosophila courtship conditioning. J Neurosci. 2012;32:14281-7 pubmed publisher
    After Drosophila males are rejected by mated females, their subsequent courtship is inhibited even when encountering virgin females. Molecular mechanisms underlying courtship conditioning in the CNS are unclear...
  40. Yamamoto D, Koganezawa M. Genes and circuits of courtship behaviour in Drosophila males. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2013;14:681-92 pubmed publisher
    ..A key player in establishing the male courtship circuitry is the fruitless (fru) gene, the expression of which yields the FruM proteins in a subset of male but ..
  41. Lins R, Souza N, Brazil R, Maingon R, Peixoto A. Fixed differences in the paralytic gene define two lineages within the Lutzomyia longipalpis complex producing different types of courtship songs. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e44323 pubmed publisher
    ..indicated that Brazilian populations of this vector can be divided into two main groups according to the type of courtship song (Burst vs. Pulse) males produce during copulation...
  42. Dauwalder B. The roles of fruitless and doublesex in the control of male courtship. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2011;99:87-105 pubmed publisher
    Male courtship in Drosophila melanogaster is a robust innate behavior that is shaped by sensory input and experience. It is regulated by the general sex-determination pathway through the sex-specific forms of fruitless and doublesex...
  43. Wittmann J, Kolss M, Reinhold K. A neural network-based analysis of acoustic courtship signals and female responses in Chorthippus biguttulus grasshoppers. J Comput Neurosci. 2011;31:105-15 pubmed publisher
    In many animal species, male acoustic courtship signals are evaluated by females for mate choice. At the behavioural level, this phenomenon has been well studied...
  44. Shorey R, Meltzer C, Cornelius T. Motivations for self-defensive aggression in dating relationships. Violence Vict. 2010;25:662-76 pubmed
    ..Implications of these findings for future research and dating violence prevention programming are discussed. ..
  45. Klopfstein S, Quicke D, Kropf C. The evolution of antennal courtship in diplazontine parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Diplazontinae). BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:218 pubmed publisher
    ..This is especially the case for courtship behaviour which plays a central role in reproductive isolation...
  46. Thistle R, Cameron P, Ghorayshi A, Dennison L, Scott K. Contact chemoreceptors mediate male-male repulsion and male-female attraction during Drosophila courtship. Cell. 2012;149:1140-51 pubmed publisher
    The elaborate courtship ritual of Drosophila males is dictated by neural circuitry established by the transcription factor Fruitless and triggered by sex-specific sensory cues...
  47. Lu B, Lamora A, Sun Y, Welsh M, Ben Shahar Y. ppk23-Dependent chemosensory functions contribute to courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1002587 pubmed publisher
    ..ppk23-positive neurons or mutating the ppk23 gene delayed the initiation and reduced the intensity of male courtship. Furthermore, mutations in ppk23 altered the behavioral response of males to the female-specific aphrodisiac ..
  48. Lagisz M, Wen S, Routtu J, Klappert K, Mazzi D, Morales Hojas R, et al. Two distinct genomic regions, harbouring the period and fruitless genes, affect male courtship song in Drosophila montana. Heredity (Edinb). 2012;108:602-8 pubmed publisher
    ..An earlier study investigated quantitative trait locus for male courtship song carrier frequency (FRE) in Drosophila montana using microsatellite markers...
  49. Ellis L, Carney G. Mating alters gene expression patterns in Drosophila melanogaster male heads. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:558 pubmed publisher
    ..Some of these effects are likely mediated by changes in gene expression. Courtship and mating alter female transcript profiles, but it is not known how mating affects male gene expression...
  50. Rubinstein C, Rivlin P, Hoy R. Genetic feminization of the thoracic nervous system disrupts courtship song in male Drosophila melanogaster. J Neurogenet. 2010;24:234-45 pubmed publisher
    Despite the growing research investigating the sex-specific organization of courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster, much remains to be understood about the sex-specific organization of the motor circuit that drives this behavior...
  51. Goodson J, Kabelik D, Kelly A, Rinaldi J, Klatt J. Midbrain dopamine neurons reflect affiliation phenotypes in finches and are tightly coupled to courtship. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:8737-42 pubmed publisher
    ..TH-ir; presumably dopaminergic) neurons in the caudal VTA is significantly correlated with courtship singing and coupled to gonadal state...
  52. Penke L, Asendorpf J. Beyond global sociosexual orientations: a more differentiated look at sociosexuality and its effects on courtship and romantic relationships. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2008;95:1113-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Within couples, the 3 components also showed distinct degrees of assortative mating and distinct effects on the romantic partner. Implications for the evolutionary psychology of mating tactics are discussed. ..
  53. Salek S, Sullivan C, Godwin J. Arginine vasotocin effects on courtship behavior in male white perch (Morone americana). Behav Brain Res. 2002;133:177-83 pubmed
    ..AVT was evaluated for its effectiveness in stimulating an important courtship behavior termed 'attending' in male white perch, Morone americana...