courtship

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

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  1. pmc Contact chemoreceptors mediate male-male repulsion and male-female attraction during Drosophila courtship
    Robert Thistle
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, 16 Barker Hall, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cell 149:1140-51. 2012
  2. pmc Investigating natural variation in Drosophila courtship song by the evolve and resequence approach
    Thomas L Turner
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
    Genetics 191:633-42. 2012
  3. ncbi A single class of olfactory neurons mediates behavioural responses to a Drosophila sex pheromone
    Amina Kurtovic
    Research Institute of Molecular Pathology IMP, Dr Bohr Gasse 7, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Nature 446:542-6. 2007
  4. ncbi Pharmacological rescue of synaptic plasticity, courtship behavior, and mushroom body defects in a Drosophila model of fragile X syndrome
    Sean M J McBride
    Section of Molecular Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Neuron 45:753-64. 2005
  5. ncbi Male-specific fruitless specifies the neural substrates of Drosophila courtship behaviour
    Devanand S Manoli
    Neurosciences Program, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Nature 436:395-400. 2005
  6. pmc ppk23-Dependent chemosensory functions contribute to courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
    Beika Lu
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002587. 2012
  7. ncbi Dopamine neurons modulate pheromone responses in Drosophila courtship learning
    Krystyna Keleman
    Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Dr Bohrgasse 7, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Nature 489:145-9. 2012
  8. ncbi Fruitless specifies sexually dimorphic neural circuitry in the Drosophila brain
    Ken ichi Kimura
    Laboratory of Biology, Iwamizawa Campus, Hokkaido University of Education, Iwamizawa 068 8642, Japan
    Nature 438:229-33. 2005
  9. ncbi Neuronal control of Drosophila courtship song
    Anne C von Philipsborn
    Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Dr Bohrgasse 7, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Neuron 69:509-22. 2011
  10. ncbi Neurogenetics of courtship and mating in Drosophila
    Adriana Villella
    Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Adv Genet 62:67-184. 2008

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  1. pmc Contact chemoreceptors mediate male-male repulsion and male-female attraction during Drosophila courtship
    Robert Thistle
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, 16 Barker Hall, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cell 149:1140-51. 2012
    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...
  2. pmc Investigating natural variation in Drosophila courtship song by the evolve and resequence approach
    Thomas L Turner
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
    Genetics 191:633-42. 2012
    ..to investigate the genetic basis of variation in the interpulse interval (IPI) of Drosophila melanogaster courtship song...
  3. ncbi A single class of olfactory neurons mediates behavioural responses to a Drosophila sex pheromone
    Amina Kurtovic
    Research Institute of Molecular Pathology IMP, Dr Bohr Gasse 7, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Nature 446:542-6. 2007
    ..Thus, activation of a single ORN class is both necessary and sufficient to mediate behavioural responses to the Drosophila sex pheromone cVA...
  4. ncbi Pharmacological rescue of synaptic plasticity, courtship behavior, and mushroom body defects in a Drosophila model of fragile X syndrome
    Sean M J McBride
    Section of Molecular Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Neuron 45:753-64. 2005
    ..we demonstrate that treatment with metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) antagonists or lithium can rescue courtship and mushroom body defects observed in these flies...
  5. ncbi Male-specific fruitless specifies the neural substrates of Drosophila courtship behaviour
    Devanand S Manoli
    Neurosciences Program, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Nature 436:395-400. 2005
    ..During courtship, Drosophila males engage in a series of innate, stereotyped behaviours that are coordinated by specific sensory ..
  6. pmc ppk23-Dependent chemosensory functions contribute to courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
    Beika Lu
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002587. 2012
    ..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 ..
  7. ncbi Dopamine neurons modulate pheromone responses in Drosophila courtship learning
    Krystyna Keleman
    Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Dr Bohrgasse 7, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Nature 489:145-9. 2012
    ..for example, court both virgin and mated females, but learn through experience to selectively suppress futile courtship towards females that have already mated...
  8. ncbi Fruitless specifies sexually dimorphic neural circuitry in the Drosophila brain
    Ken ichi Kimura
    Laboratory of Biology, Iwamizawa Campus, Hokkaido University of Education, Iwamizawa 068 8642, Japan
    Nature 438:229-33. 2005
    ..factor that directs development of the central nervous system (CNS), thereby producing male-typical courtship behaviour and inducing male-specific muscle...
  9. ncbi Neuronal control of Drosophila courtship song
    Anne C von Philipsborn
    Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Dr Bohrgasse 7, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Neuron 69:509-22. 2011
    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...
  10. ncbi Neurogenetics of courtship and mating in Drosophila
    Adriana Villella
    Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Adv Genet 62:67-184. 2008
    ..b>Courtship and mating have been delved into mostly with regard to male-specific behavior and biology, although a small ..
  11. ncbi An olfactory receptor for food-derived odours promotes male courtship in Drosophila
    Yael Grosjean
    Center for Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nature 478:236-40. 2011
    ..pheromones, which can convey information on the species, gender and receptivity of the sender to induce innate courtship and mating behaviours by the receiver...
  12. ncbi The roles of fruitless and doublesex in the control of male courtship
    Brigitte Dauwalder
    University of Houston, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, 369 SR2, Houston, TX 77204 5001, USA
    Int Rev Neurobiol 99:87-105. 2011
    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...
  13. pmc A Drosophila DEG/ENaC subunit functions specifically in gustatory neurons required for male courtship behavior
    Elena Starostina
    Department of Genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03755 1404, USA
    J Neurosci 32:4665-74. 2012
    Detection of specific female pheromones stimulates courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster males, but the chemosensory molecules, cells, and mechanisms involved remain poorly understood...
  14. ncbi The Drosophila female aphrodisiac pheromone activates ppk23(+) sensory neurons to elicit male courtship behavior
    Hirofumi Toda
    Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Dr Bohrgasse 7, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Cell Rep 1:599-607. 2012
    ..of Drosophila melanogaster females, 7,11-heptacosadiene (7,11-HD), is a potent inducer of male-specific courtship and copulatory behaviors...
  15. ncbi Female contact activates male-specific interneurons that trigger stereotypic courtship behavior in Drosophila
    Soh Kohatsu
    Division of Neurogenetics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences, Sendai 980 8577, Japan
    Neuron 69:498-508. 2011
    We determined the cellular substrate for male courtship behavior by quasinatural and artificial stimulation of brain neurons...
  16. pmc Hierarchical chemosensory regulation of male-male social interactions in Drosophila
    Liming Wang
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
    Nat Neurosci 14:757-62. 2011
    ..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...
  17. ncbi Drosophila female courtship and mating behaviors: sensory signals, genes, neural structures and evolution
    Jean François Ferveur
    Centre des Sciences du Gout et de l Alimentation, UMR6265 CNRS, UMR1324 INRA, Universite de Bourgogne, AgroSup Dijon, 6, Bd Gabriel, F 21000 Dijon, France
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 20:764-9. 2010
    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...
  18. pmc Generalization of courtship learning in Drosophila is mediated by cis-vaccenyl acetate
    Aki Ejima
    Department of Biology and Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, MS008, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Curr Biol 17:599-605. 2007
    ..with mature mated females associate volatile appetitive and aversive pheromonal cues and learn to suppress courtship of all females...
  19. ncbi Exposure to 17alpha-ethinyl estradiol impairs courtship and aggressive behaviour of male sand gobies (Pomatoschistus minutus)
    Minna Saaristo
    Department of Bio and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P O Box 65, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Chemosphere 79:541-6. 2010
    ..study was to test how 1-4weeks exposure to 17alpha-ethinyl estradiol (EE2, 11ngL(-1)) affects nest building, courtship and aggressive behaviour of male fish...
  20. pmc Sequential learning of pheromonal cues modulates memory consolidation in trainer-specific associative courtship conditioning
    Aki Ejima
    Department of Biology and Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University MS008, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Curr Biol 15:194-206. 2005
    ..In more natural settings, however, animals can have multiple salient experiences that need to be remembered and prioritized. The mechanisms by which animals deal with multiple experiences are incompletely understood...
  21. pmc The evolution of courtship behaviors through the origination of a new gene in Drosophila
    Hongzheng Dai
    Committee on Genetics, University of Chicago, 920 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:7478-83. 2008
    ..We show that a knockout of this gene leads to increased male-male courtship in D. melanogaster, although it leaves other aspects of mating behavior unchanged...
  22. pmc Significance of the centrally expressed TRP channel painless in Drosophila courtship memory
    Takaomi Sakai
    Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachi oji 192 0397, Tokyo, Japan
    Learn Mem 20:34-40. 2012
    ..Pain TRP channel is required for long-term memory (LTM), but not for short-lasting memory, induced by courtship conditioning in adult males...
  23. pmc Molecular genetic analysis of sexual rejection: roles of octopamine and its receptor OAMB in Drosophila courtship conditioning
    Chuan Zhou
    Institute of Biophysics and the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, People s Republic of China
    J Neurosci 32:14281-7. 2012
    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...
  24. ncbi Interspecific genetic control of courtship song production and reception in Drosophila
    C P Kyriacou
    Science 232:494-7. 1986
    The genetic control of courtship song differences between Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila simulans males was investigated by producing hybrids from reciprocal crosses...
  25. pmc Socially-responsive gene expression in male Drosophila melanogaster is influenced by the sex of the interacting partner
    Lisa L Ellis
    Department of Biology, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 3258, USA
    Genetics 187:157-69. 2011
    ..Drosophila melanogaster perform innate, yet socially modifiable, courtship behaviors that are sex specific and require rapid integration and response to multiple sensory cues...
  26. pmc Two Drosophila DEG/ENaC channel subunits have distinct functions in gustatory neurons that activate male courtship
    Tong Liu
    Department of Genetics and Neuroscience Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 1404, USA
    J Neurosci 32:11879-89. 2012
    ..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...
  27. pmc Female presence and estrous state influence mouse ultrasonic courtship vocalizations
    Jessica L Hanson
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40782. 2012
    ..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...
  28. ncbi Rapid neuroendocrine responses to auditory courtship signals
    Donna L Maney
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 532 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Endocrinology 148:5614-23. 2007
    In many species, courtship signals enhance reproductive function in the receiver. How these social signals are processed by the brain, particularly how they induce an endocrine response, is not well understood...
  29. ncbi Long-term impact of adolescent dating violence on the behavioral and psychological health of male and female youth
    Diann M Ackard
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Pediatr 151:476-81. 2007
    ..To evaluate the long-term impact of adolescent dating violence (ADV) on behavioral and psychological health...
  30. ncbi Evidence that female endocrine state influences catecholamine responses to male courtship song in European starlings
    Lauren V Riters
    Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, 361 Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 154:137-49. 2007
    Little is known about the neural control of female responses to male courtship. Female European starlings in breeding condition with high concentrations of estrogen select mates based on variation in song and approach nest boxes ..
  31. ncbi Male displays adjusted to female's response
    Gail L Patricelli
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    Nature 415:279-80. 2002
    Models of sexual selection generally assume that behavioural courtship displays reflect intrinsic male qualities such as condition, and that males display with maximum intensity to attract females to mate...
  32. pmc Midbrain dopamine neurons reflect affiliation phenotypes in finches and are tightly coupled to courtship
    James L Goodson
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:8737-42. 2009
    ..TH-ir; presumably dopaminergic) neurons in the caudal VTA is significantly correlated with courtship singing and coupled to gonadal state...
  33. pmc Epigenetic regulation of learning and memory by Drosophila EHMT/G9a
    Jamie M Kramer
    Department of Human Genetics, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS Biol 9:e1000569. 2011
    ..EHMT as a regulator of peripheral dendrite development, larval locomotor behavior, non-associative learning, and courtship memory...
  34. pmc The serotonin 5-HT7Dro receptor is expressed in the brain of Drosophila, and is essential for normal courtship and mating
    Jaime Becnel
    Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20800. 2011
    ..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...
  35. ncbi Overexpression of the Drosophila vesicular monoamine transporter increases motor activity and courtship but decreases the behavioral response to cocaine
    H Y Chang
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Gonda Goldschmied Center for Genetic and Neuroscience Research, Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, University of California at Los Angeles, 695 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1761, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 11:99-113. 2006
    ..We also observe a prolongation of courtship behavior, a decrease in successful mating and a decrease in fertility, suggesting a role for aminergic circuits ..
  36. ncbi Quantitative trait loci affecting a courtship signal in Drosophila melanogaster
    J M Gleason
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TS, Scotland
    Heredity (Edinb) 89:1-6. 2002
    b>Courtship plays a major role in the sexual isolation of species, yet the genetics underlying courtship behaviour are poorly understood...
  37. ncbi Increased dopamine level enhances male-male courtship in Drosophila
    Tong Liu
    Institute of Neuroscience, State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China
    J Neurosci 28:5539-46. 2008
    ..level in dopaminergic cells in Drosophila and investigated the consequence of this manipulation on male-male courtship behavior...
  38. ncbi Suppression of male courtship by a Drosophila pheromone receptor
    Tetsuya Miyamoto
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Nat Neurosci 11:874-6. 2008
    ..We found that males with a mutated Gustatory receptor 32a gene (Gr32a) show high courtship toward males and mated females, indicating that GR32a functions as a pheromone receptor for a male inhibitory ..
  39. pmc Specific subgroups of FruM neurons control sexually dimorphic patterns of aggression in Drosophila melanogaster
    Yick Bun Chan
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:19577-82. 2007
    ..factor in different patterns in fly central nervous systems and found five that showed abnormal same-sex courtship behavior...
  40. ncbi Genetics of divergence in male wing pigmentation and courtship behavior between Drosophila elegans and D. gunungcola
    S D Yeh
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 650 Life Sciences Bldg, Stony Brook, NY 11794 5245, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 96:383-95. 2006
    ..D. elegans possesses a male-specific wing melanin spot and a stereotypical wing display element in male courtship, whereas D. gunungcola lacks both of these traits...
  41. ncbi Immediate early gene expression following exposure to acoustic and visual components of courtship in zebra finches
    Marc T Avey
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont N6A 5C2, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 165:247-53. 2005
    ..However, in a natural setting, the courtship displays of songbirds (including zebra finches) include visual as well as acoustic components...
  42. ncbi Testosterone control of male courtship in birds
    Leonida Fusani
    Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara Via Luigi Borsari 46, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Horm Behav 54:227-33. 2008
    A sequence of behaviours which we call courtship initiates reproduction in a large number of species. In vertebrates, as a component of male sexual behaviour courtship is strongly influenced by testicular androgen...
  43. ncbi Testosterone is correlated with courtship but not aggression in the tropical buff-banded rail, Gallirallus philippensis
    Chris J Wiley
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    Horm Behav 43:554-60. 2003
    ..We found that T levels increased with courtship behavior but showed no relationship with aggression, supporting the hypothesis that dissociation between ..
  44. ncbi Spectral analysis of courtship songs in behavioral mutants of Drosophila melanogaster
    D A Wheeler
    Behav Genet 19:503-28. 1989
    Spectral analyses were applied to the courtship songs of the mutants cacophony (cac), dissonance (diss), fruitless (fru), and period (per), as well as to the double mutant cac diss...
  45. ncbi 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 A Havens
    Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
    J Evol Biol 26:562-76. 2013
    ..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 ..
  46. pmc Courtship behaviour of Phlebotomus papatasi the sand fly vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Ifhem Chelbi
    Chemical Ecology Group, Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG, UK
    Parasit Vectors 5:179. 2012
    ..This study describes the courtship behaviour of P...
  47. pmc Aggression and courtship in Drosophila: pheromonal communication and sex recognition
    María Paz Fernández
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 199:1065-76. 2013
    ..b>Courtship and aggression are the most important social behaviors in nature for procreation and survival: for males, making ..
  48. ncbi Altruism as a courtship display: some effects of third-party generosity on audience perceptions
    Pat Barclay
    Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour, Cornell University, New York 14853, USA
    Br J Psychol 101:123-35. 2010
    ..Women also preferred altruists for single dates whereas men had no such preference. These results are discussed with regard to the idea that people (males in particular) signal their good character via generosity...
  49. pmc The hector G-protein coupled receptor is required in a subset of fruitless neurons for male courtship behavior
    Yuanli Li
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e28269. 2011
    Male courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster is controlled by two main regulators, fruitless (fru) and doublesex (dsx)...
  50. pmc Evolution of multiple additive loci caused divergence between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea in wing rowing during male courtship
    Jessica Cande
    Institut de Biologie du Developpement de Marseille Luminy, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    PLoS ONE 7:e43888. 2012
    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...
  51. pmc Fixed differences in the paralytic gene define two lineages within the Lutzomyia longipalpis complex producing different types of courtship songs
    Rachel M M A Lins
    Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Insetos, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 7:e44323. 2012
    ..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...
  52. pmc Genetic modulation of Rpd3 expression impairs long-term courtship memory in Drosophila
    Helen L Fitzsimons
    Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 6:e29171. 2011
    ..Here, we investigated the role of Rpd3 in long-term courtship memory in Drosophila...
  53. pmc Neural representations of courtship song in the Drosophila brain
    Sina Tootoonian
    Computation and Neural Systems Program and Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    J Neurosci 32:787-98. 2012
    Acoustic communication in drosophilid flies is based on the production and perception of courtship songs, which facilitate mating...
  54. ncbi Dating violence and substance use among ethnically diverse adolescents
    Jeff R Temple
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX 77555 0587, USA
    J Interpers Violence 26:701-18. 2011
    ..No differences were found in the rate of dating violence between African American, White, and Hispanic adolescents...
  55. ncbi The cost of reliable signaling: experimental evidence for predictable variation among males in a cost-benefit trade-off between sexually selected traits
    Minoru Murai
    Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Motobu, Okinawa, Japan
    Evolution 63:2363-71. 2009
    ..Here we show that a behavioral display trait, the maximum height that the tip of the claw reaches during a courtship wave, is a strong correlate of the subsequent likelihood that a female will visit a male's burrow (which is a ..
  56. ncbi Courtship learning in Drosophila melanogaster: diverse plasticity of a reproductive behavior
    Leslie C Griffith
    Department of Biology, National Center for Behavioral Genomics and Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02493, USA
    Learn Mem 16:743-50. 2009
    ..Males can also use the information they acquire in this process to change their courtship behavior and reduce courtship of classes of targets that are inappropriate or unreceptive...
  57. ncbi Courtship songs of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. II. Genetics of species differences
    M A Williams
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 86:68-77. 2001
    Although male courtship songs have been repeatedly implicated in sexual isolation between numerous Drosophila species, no genetic studies have evaluated the genetic basis of differences between species beyond using quantitative genetic ..
  58. ncbi Individual behavioral and neuronal phenotypes for arginine vasotocin mediated courtship and aggression in a territorial teleost
    Nick Santangelo
    Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 75:282-91. 2010
    ..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 ..
  59. pmc The Safe Dates program: 1-year follow-up results
    V A Foshee
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1619-22. 2000
    ..Mediators of the program-behavior relationship also were identified. The present report describes the 1-year follow-up effects of the Safe Dates program...
  60. ncbi Lovesongs and period gene polymorphisms indicate Lutzomyia cruzi (Mangabeira, 1938) as a sibling species of the Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz and Neiva, 1912) complex
    Felipe M Vigoder
    Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Insetos, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Infect Genet Evol 10:734-9. 2010
    ..longipalpis complex. The results highlight the importance of an integrative approach to understand the patterns of genetic and phenotypic divergence among very closely related vector species...
  61. ncbi Evolutionary insights into the regulation of courtship behavior in male amphibians and reptiles
    Sarah C Woolley
    Section for Integrative Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, Patterson Laboratories, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Physiol Behav 83:347-60. 2004
    Comparative studies of species differences and similarities in the regulation of courtship behavior afford an understanding of evolutionary pressures and constraints shaping reproductive processes and the relative contributions of ..
  62. ncbi Male courtship attractiveness and paternity success in Photinus greeni fireflies
    Kristian C Demary
    Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
    Evolution 61:431-9. 2007
    ..In Photinus fireflies, females preferentially respond to males based on their bioluminescent courtship signals, and females gain direct benefits through male nuptial gifts acquired during multiple matings over ..
  63. ncbi Conservation of fruitless' role as master regulator of male courtship behaviour from cockroaches to flies
    Elke Clynen
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology CSIC UPF, Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta 37, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Dev Genes Evol 221:43-8. 2011
    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...
  64. pmc Genetic feminization of the thoracic nervous system disrupts courtship song in male Drosophila melanogaster
    C Dustin Rubinstein
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA
    J Neurogenet 24:234-45. 2010
    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...
  65. pmc Do quantitative trait loci (QTL) for a courtship song difference between Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia coincide with candidate genes and intraspecific QTL?
    Jennifer M Gleason
    School of Biology, University of Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, Scotland
    Genetics 166:1303-11. 2004
    ..loci (QTL) analysis of the difference in mean interpulse interval (IPI), an important component of the male courtship song, between Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia...
  66. pmc Contribution of oenocytes and pheromones to courtship behaviour in Drosophila
    Claude Wicker-Thomas
    CNRS, UPR9034, LEGS and University Paris Sud, 91198 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
    BMC Biochem 10:21. 2009
    ..To address this question, we RNAi silenced two main genes of the biosynthesis pathway, desat1 and desatF, in the oenocytes of D. melanogaster, without modifying their fat body expression...
  67. ncbi Towards a resolution of the lek paradox
    J S Kotiaho
    Evolutionary Biology Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Nature 410:684-6. 2001
    ..Here we report results from experiments showing that male courtship rate in the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus is a condition-dependent trait that is preferred by females...
  68. pmc Sensory integration regulating male courtship behavior in Drosophila
    Dimitrije Krstic
    Institute for Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e4457. 2009
    The courtship behavior of Drosophila melanogaster serves as an excellent model system to study how complex innate behaviors are controlled by the nervous system...
  69. ncbi Male health status, signalled by courtship display, reveals ejaculate quality and hatching success in a lekking species
    Rémi Chargé
    Muséum National d Histoire Naturelle MNHN, UMR 5173 MNHN CNRS Paris VI, Conservation des Espèces, Restauration et Suivi des Populations, 57 rue Cuvier, Paris, France
    J Anim Ecol 79:843-50. 2010
    ..2. Here, we tested the idea that courtship display reflects the health status in a bird species with a lek-based mating system, the houbara bustard (..
  70. ncbi A functional circuit underlying male sexual behaviour in the female mouse brain
    Tali Kimchi
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nature 448:1009-14. 2007
    ..Strikingly, mutant females display unique characteristics of male sexual and courtship behaviours such as mounting, pelvic thrust, solicitation, anogenital olfactory investigation, and emission of ..
  71. ncbi Kin selection and cooperative courtship in wild turkeys
    Alan H Krakauer
    Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3160, USA
    Nature 434:69-72. 2005
    ..measures of relatedness and reproductive success, that kin selection can explain the evolution of cooperative courtship in wild turkeys...
  72. ncbi New reproductive anomalies in fruitless-mutant Drosophila males: extreme lengthening of mating durations and infertility correlated with defective serotonergic innervation of reproductive organs
    G Lee
    Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Neurobiol 47:121-49. 2001
    ..This gene is known to influence courtship steps prior to mating, due to the absence of attempted copulation in the behavioral repertoire of most types of ..
  73. pmc A Drosophila DEG/ENaC channel subunit is required for male response to female pheromones
    Heping Lin
    Department of Genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12831-6. 2005
    ..Mutations in the ppk25 gene reduce or even abolish male courtship response to females in the dark, conditions under which detection of female pheromones is an essential courtship-..
  74. pmc Turning males on: activation of male courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
    Yufeng Pan
    Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e21144. 2011
    ..used the temperature-sensitive activator dTRPA1 to probe the roles of fru(M)- and dsx-expressing neurons in male courtship behaviors...
  75. ncbi Copulatory courtship song in Lutzomyia migonei (Diptera: psychodidae)
    Felipe M Vigoder
    Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Insetos, Brazil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 105:1065-7. 2010
    ..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...
  76. ncbi Copulation songs in three siblings of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae)
    N A de Souza
    Departamento de Entomologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:102-3. 2002
    We present the results of recording male courtship songs of the sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis...
  77. ncbi Abnormalities of male-specific FRU protein and serotonin expression in the CNS of fruitless mutants in Drosophila
    G Lee
    Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Neurosci 21:513-26. 2001
    The fruitless gene in Drosophila produces male-specific protein (FRU(M)) involved in the control of courtship. FRU(M) spatial and temporal patterns were examined in fru mutants that exhibit aberrant male courtship...
  78. pmc The role of cuticular pheromones in courtship conditioning of Drosophila males
    Kathleen K Siwicki
    Department of Biology, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania 19081, USA
    Learn Mem 12:636-45. 2005
    b>Courtship conditioning is an associative learning paradigm in Drosophila melanogaster, wherein male courtship behavior is modified by experience with unreceptive, previously mated females...
  79. pmc Analysis of temperature-sensitive mutants reveals new genes involved in the courtship song of Drosophila
    A A Peixoto
    Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254, USA
    Genetics 148:827-38. 1998
    cacophony (cac), a mutation affecting the courtship song in Drosophila melanogaster, is revealed to cause temperature-sensitive (TS) abnormalities...
  80. pmc Nocturnal male sex drive in Drosophila
    Shinsuke Fujii
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, 254 CARL Building Research Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Curr Biol 17:244-51. 2007
    ..rhythm is dependent on the clock genes and synchronized with close-proximity encounters, which reflect courtship, between the male and female...
  81. ncbi GAL4 enhancer trap targeting of the Drosophila sex determination gene fruitless
    Anthony J Dornan
    Division of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Genesis 42:236-46. 2005
    ..acts to disrupt expression of the fru P1 promoter derived male-specific proteins, consequently impairing male courtship behavior. fru4 maps less than 2 kb upstream of the fru P3 promoter, whose function is essential for viability...
  82. pmc Genomic and functional studies of Drosophila sex hierarchy regulated gene expression in adult head and nervous system tissues
    Thomas D Goldman
    Section of Molecular and Computational Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 3:e216. 2007
    ..We show that dpr and dpr-expressing cells are required for the proper timing of male courtship behaviors.
  83. ncbi Spectrographic analyses reveal signals of individuality and kinship in the ultrasonic courtship vocalizations of wild house mice
    Frauke Hoffmann
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstr 1a, A 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Physiol Behav 105:766-71. 2012
    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]...
  84. ncbi Perceived sperm competition intensity influences seminal fluid protein production prior to courtship and mating
    Kenneth M Fedorka
    University of Central Florida, Department of Biology, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Evolution 65:584-90. 2011
    ..genes in response to perceived sperm competition intensity by manipulating male density in a pre-mating and courtship environment...
  85. ncbi A gene necessary for normal male courtship, yellow, acts downstream of fruitless in the Drosophila melanogaster larval brain
    Mark David Drapeau
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    J Neurobiol 55:53-72. 2003
    ..that the primary function of fru is to regulate a genetic hierarchy specifying development of adult male courtship behavior, genes acting downstream of fru have not yet been identified...
  86. ncbi Juvenile hormone involvement in Drosophila melanogaster male reproduction as suggested by the Methoprene-tolerant(27) mutant phenotype
    Thomas G Wilson
    Department of Entomology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:1167-75. 2003
    ..Exposure of Met(27) males to methoprene partially rescued the courtship deficiency...
  87. ncbi Date violence and date rape among adolescents: associations with disordered eating behaviors and psychological health
    Diann M Ackard
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 26:455-73. 2002
    ....
  88. ncbi Measuring sex differences in violence victimization and perpetration within date and same-sex peer relationships
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, GA, USA
    J Interpers Violence 23:1120-38. 2008
    ..Boys are also significantly more likely than girls to report physical violence victimization and perpetration within same-sex peer relationships. Implications and directions for future research are discussed...
  89. pmc Reduction of dopamine level enhances the attractiveness of male Drosophila to other males
    Tong Liu
    Institute of Neuroscience, State Key Laboratory for Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
    PLoS ONE 4:e4574. 2009
    ..It has been reported that dopamine reduction can affect female receptivity in Drosophila and leave male-female courtship behavior unaffected...
  90. ncbi Dating violence, sexual assault, and suicide attempts among urban teenagers
    Elyse Olshen
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:539-45. 2007
    ..To evaluate the relationship between dating violence, sexual assault, and suicide attempts among urban adolescents...
  91. ncbi Psychosocial correlates of physical dating violence victimization among Latino early adolescents
    Fang A Yan
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas, USA
    J Interpers Violence 25:808-31. 2010
    ..Healthy dating relationship programs are warranted for middle school youth with some tailoring to reflect gender differences in risk profiles...
  92. ncbi A few chemical words exchanged by Drosophila during courtship and mating
    J M Jallon
    Behav Genet 14:441-78. 1984
  93. ncbi Alteration of courtship behavior because of water acidification and minor effect of ammonium nitrate in the Iberian newt (Lissotriton boscai)
    Manuel E Ortiz-Santaliestra
    Department of Animal Biology, University of Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno, E 37007 Salamanca, Spain
    Environ Toxicol Chem 28:1500-5. 2009
    ..Newt species usually display complex courtship behavior that may be altered by sublethal levels of contaminants...
  94. ncbi A putative Drosophila pheromone receptor expressed in male-specific taste neurons is required for efficient courtship
    Steven Bray
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, 252 CARL Building, Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Neuron 39:1019-29. 2003
    ..In Drosophila melanogaster, male courtship consists of a stereotypic sequence of behaviors involving multiple sensory modalities, such as vision, audition, ..
  95. ncbi High levels of LH and testosterone in a tropical seabird with an elaborate courtship display
    Olivier Chastel
    Centre d Etudes Biologiques de Chize, CNRS, 79360 Villiers en Bois, France
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 140:33-40. 2005
    For birds breeding in temperate areas, territoriality and courtship co-occur during spring and are mirrored by elevated plasma levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone...
  96. ncbi Courtship and agonistic sounds by the cichlid fish Pseudotropheus zebra
    J Miguel Simões
    Departamento de Biologia Animal e Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Bloco C2 Campo Grande, 1749 016 Lisboa, Portugal
    J Acoust Soc Am 124:1332-8. 2008
    b>Courtship and agonistic interactions in an African cichlid species present a richer diversity of acoustic stimuli than previously reported. Male cichlids, including those from the genus Pseudotropheus (P...
  97. ncbi The role of sex steroids in courtship, pairing and pairing behaviors in the socially monogamous zebra finch
    Michelle L Tomaszycki
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, 229 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Horm Behav 50:141-7. 2006
    The purpose of this study was to test whether sex steroid actions are necessary for courtship and pairing in socially monogamous birds...
  98. ncbi Human nonverbal courtship behavior--a brief historical review
    Monica M Moore
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University, St Louis, MO 63119, USA
    J Sex Res 47:171-80. 2010
    This article reviews research findings documenting the nature of nonverbal courtship behavior compiled through both observation and self-report methods...
  99. ncbi Mutational and pharmacological alterations of neuronal membrane function disrupt conditioning in Drosophila
    T M Cowan
    J Neurogenet 1:333-44. 1984
    ..These experiments therefore reveal a behavioral phenotype of Drosophila mutants in which the primary physiological defect seems to be in the functioning of specific neuronal ionic channels...
  100. ncbi Arginine vasotocin effects on courtship behavior in male white perch (Morone americana)
    Stephen J Salek
    Department of Zoology, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7617, Raleigh 27695, USA
    Behav Brain Res 133:177-83. 2002
    ..AVT was evaluated for its effectiveness in stimulating an important courtship behavior termed 'attending' in male white perch, Morone americana...
  101. ncbi Changes in reproductive courtship behaviors of adult American kestrels (Falco sparverius) exposed to environmentally relevant levels of the polybrominated diphenyl ether mixture, DE-71
    Kim J Fernie
    Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7R 4A6
    Toxicol Sci 102:171-8. 2008
    ..These behavioral changes were compounded by increasing exposure to DE-71 during the 9-day courtship period immediately preceding egg laying, a standard measure of the kestrel courtship period...

Research Grants62

  1. How do Amine Neurons Work?
    Edward A Kravitz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of behavior in fruit flies, including motivation and reward, locomotion and feeding, learning and memory, and courtship and aggression...
  2. Octopamine Neuroanatomy and Functioning in Fruit Fly Social Behavior
    KYLE LYNN GOBROGGE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The display of aggression and courtship behavior in the fruit fly is sexually dimorphic - with males courting females and using different patterns of ..
  3. Hormonal Modulation of Aggression in Drosophila
    Edward A Kravitz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These appear to be involved in the decision made by male flies between courtship and aggression...
  4. Quantitative Comparisons between genotypes and model species
    Lauren M McIntyre; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..melanogaster and D.simulans (courtship and locomotion) assayed under standard conditions and during ethanol exposure (a model for environmental ..
  5. Ecdysone modulation of sexual behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
    GEOFFREY GANTER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Regulation of fruit fly courtship by ecdysone, the fly's only known steroid hormone is previously unknown, despite the wealth of information ..
  6. Social and Motivational Properties of Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Circuits
    James L Goodson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..cell groups show increased Fos activation in response to 1) nest-building in male and female zebra finches, 2) courtship in male zebra finches, and 3) aggressive interactions and non-social defense in violet-eared waxbills...
  7. Dissatisfaction Retained and the Sex Behavior Network
    MICHAEL B MCKEOWN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..as there are multiple different male and female behaviors and neural or neuromuscular connections involved in courtship, mating and fertility, with individuals expressing only the male set of traits or the female set...
  8. Role of Drosophila circadian circuitry in experience-dependent sleep
    JEFFREY MICHAEL DONLEA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..for several days in a socially-enriched environment and that sleep is also increased following training in a courtship conditioning assay that results in the formation of long-term memories (Ganguly- Fitzgerald et al, 2006)...
  9. Synaptic processing in the basal ganglia
    David J Perkel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..A male songbird learns his courtship song by first memorizing his father's song, and later using auditory feedback to match his own song to his ..
  10. From Pheromone Receptors to Social Behaviors
    HUBERT O AMREIN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..as a model system to elucidate the roles of pheromones and their receptors in social behaviors, such as courtship, mating, aggression etc...
  11. MOLECULAR GENETICS OF OLFACTION IN DROSOPHILA
    Trudy F Mackay; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Chemical signals also drive aggression, courtship and, in mammals, affiliative behaviors and parental care...
  12. Modeling Fragile X Syndrome in Drosophilia
    Thomas A Jongens; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These phenotypes include courtship defects, memory deficits, lack of proper circadian regulation and neuroanatomical defects...
  13. Evolutionary Behavioral Genomics of Drosophila Courtship
    THOMAS LEE TURNER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..goal of this research is to characterize the genetic and environmental influences that result in variation in courtship behavior, for both males and females, in multiple Drosophila species...
  14. Genes underlying reproductive behavior and physiology
    Michelle N Arbeitman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Drosophila male courtship behaviors are genetically specified behaviors that are downstream of the sex determination hierarchy, a pre-mRNA ..
  15. GENETIC BASIS OF SPECIES DIFFERENCES IN DROSOPHILA
    Jerry Coyne; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..sexual isolation and hybrid male sterility, as well as strong differences in abdominal pigmentation and male courtship song...
  16. Opioids and individual differences in social communication
    Lauren V Riters; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In a songbird model, sexually-motivated communication (SMC) can result in immediate external reward (e.g., courtship song results in copulation)...
  17. Interpersonal trauma, posttraumatic stress and depression
    Brennan Young; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..trauma is not confined to marriage;rather, it seems that patterns of violence are present during early stages of courtship (Vezina &Hebert, 2007) and, in many cases, persist as a relationship becomes more stable and long lasting (..
  18. Neural circuits mediating food, pherome, and repulsive odor behaviors
    CHRISTOPHER JOHN POTTER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..when stimulated by attractive food odors to tag sites for positive social behaviors such as egg laying or courtship. Results from the characterization of this new pheromone signaling mechanism will enrich our understanding of ..
  19. Drosophila Model for behavioral disinhibition
    Kyung An Han; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We found that Drosophila males exhibit disinhibited inter-male courtship, a type of cognitive behavioral disinhibition, with recurring ethanol treatment and dopamine neuronal activity ..
  20. A new paradigm for quantifying animal behavior in a model genetic system
    Joshua W Shaevitz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..tracking and analysis of two independent flies in a single arena and test this system with assays of courtship behavior between male and female flies...
  21. NEUROETHOLOGY OF ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION
    CARL HOPKINS; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..pulses according to patterned sequences of pulse intervals (SPIs) which serve in display functions including courtship, alarm, appeasement and threat...
  22. Characterizing Central Auditory Neurons in Drosophila melanogaster
    Allison E Baker; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Drosophila use acoustic communication signals during courtship, but little is known about the representation of acoustic stimuli in central auditory pathways...
  23. Communication implication of learning stratagies.
    SANDRA VEHRENCAMP; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..the brain anatomy of this amazing songster and compare immediate-early gene activity in countersinging versus courtship-singing individuals...
  24. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF INFERIOR COLLICULUS
    GEORGE POLLAK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of communication calls for a wide variety of social interactions, including mother-infant interactions, courtship, agonistic encounters, and territoriality...
  25. Neuropeptide-steroid interactions in amphibian brain
    ERIN O BRYANT; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study will test the overarching hypothesis that T facilitates AVT induced male courtship behavior by modulating the AVT system in the brain of the green treefrog, Hyla cinerea...
  26. FACTORS UNDERLYING PARENTAL BEHAVIOR
    Rae Silver; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract): In many vertebrates, an increase in plasma gonadal steroids is detectable soon after the start of courtship or sexual behavior...
  27. NEUROENDOCRINE CONTROL OF REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR
    David Crews; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..As a result of male courtship behavior, ovarian development and hormone production are rapidly induced...
  28. SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION IN THE CNS OF DROSOPHILA
    Bruce Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..determine which cells they are connected to so as to begin to elucidate the neuronal circuitry underlying male courtship behavior...
  29. GENETICS AND FUNCTION OF DROSOPHILA CAM KINASE II
    LESLIE GRIFFITH; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..We will study cultured CNS cells that have been shown to be involved in CaM kinase-dependent courtship conditioning. We will assess the effects of CaM kinase on identified currents in these cells...
  30. DUAL OLFACTORY SYSTEM--STRUCTURE/FUNCTION
    Mimi Halpern; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..well-developed vomeronasal systems that are of critical importance in naturally occurring behaviors such as courtship, prey discrimination and aggregation...
  31. Modeling Fragile X Syndrome in Drosophila
    THOMAS JONGENS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The relevant phenotypes in Drosophila include arrhythmic circadian behavior, attention deficit during courtship, memory defects and subtle defects of neuronal morphology...
  32. Neuronal basis of courtship specificity and plasticity
    Toshihiro Kitamoto; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In this project, Drosophila male courtship, which consists of a highly stereotypical sequence of activities and also shows considerable experience-..
  33. DYNAMICS WITHIN THE MONOGAMOUS PAIR BOND
    Murray Itzkowitz; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..proposed research looks more closely at the initiation of the monogamous pair bond and re- pairing during the courtship period (i.e., prior to the production of offspring)...
  34. FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY--NEUROGENESIS AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
    Mei Fang Cheng; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..discrete lesions in the hypothalamus will be used to experimentally render male ring doves unable to perform courtship behaviors when initially introduced to a female...
  35. Genetics of coordinately evolving patterns and behavior
    John R True; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..variation in body color and interspecies divergence in two male-specific traits, wing spots and wing courtship display, that are tightly evolutionarily associated...
  36. Neuropeptide Modulation of Social Behaviors
    NICHOLAS SANTANGELO; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..vasopressin (AVP), play a key role in the regulation of complex male social behaviors such as aggression, courtship, and vocalizations associated with these behaviors...
  37. Neuroendocrine Integration of Courtship Song
    KEITH SOCKMAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Such knowledge is essential for a thorough understanding of numerous behavioral and reproductive pathologies ..
  38. CONTROL OF SEX SPECIFIC NEURAL DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR
    Michael McKeown; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..controls appropriate sexual behavior in both males and females including sex partner choice, receptivity to courtship, copulation efficiency and egg laying behavior...
  39. MOLECULAR GENETICS OF DROSOPHILA DEVELOPMENT & BEHAVIOR
    Michael Rosbash; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Significant input for the Hall lab on courtship conditioning as well as from White lab on tyrosine beta hydroxylase mutant is anticipated...
  40. REACTIVE INSIGHT EFFECTS OF SURVEY PARTICIPATION
    ERIC LANG; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..of social, psychological, health, and behavioral constructs -- as commonly employed to study stress and coping, courtship, family life, adjustment, mental health, and developmental issues -- may inadvertently influence the lives of ..
  41. Neurocalcin Regulation of Dimorphic Brain Development
    SEAN VENEY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..One species for which this statement is especially true is the zebra finch. Males sing a courtship song that females are not normally capable of producing...
  42. Modulation of auditory processing for vocal communication
    Arthur Leblois; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..using learned sounds for vocal communication is found in songbirds, which use their songs to communicate during courtship or aggressive behaviors...
  43. ENDOCRINE FACTORS IN THE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF ANIMALS
    JAY ERICKSON; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..The male and female must coordinate their behavior during courtship, nest construction, incubation of the eggs, and care of the offspring...
  44. Natural History of HPV Infections in Men
    Laura Koutsky; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and recent number of sex partners, circumcision status, condom use, frequency of vaginal intercourse, and courtship behavior;and (3) describe the natural history of HPV infection in men as measured by duration and levels of HPV ..
  45. Mixed Model Approach to Gene Mapping for Complex Traits
    Shizhong Xu; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..are to map with high resolution the quantitative trait loci (QTL) responsible for intra-specific variation in courtship initiation time and time to copulation in Drosophila melanogaster; and to map QTL associated with pre-zygotic ..
  46. Acoustic modulation of the neuroendocrine axis
    Christopher Leary; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Acoustic signals can act as important regulators of reproductive behavior. For example, acoustic courtship signals have been shown to play an integral role in coordinating mating behavior among nembers of same species...
  47. Steroid modulation of a rhythmic vocal pattern generator
    MICHELE ZEE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Vocal communication is essential for courtship among many vertebrates...
  48. Neuroplasticity of Social Learning
    Michael Black; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Social stress is a more natural stressor and can suppress reproductive function (e.g. lack of courtship behavior, delayed gonadal function, or delayed onset of puberty) in animals of low social status or those ..
  49. Characterization of FruM+ cells affecting courtship
    David Tran; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..I) Identify fruM-expressing neuronal populations that are dedicated to regulating the activation of the male courtship routine...
  50. CONDITION DEPENDENT INTEGRATION OF MULTISENSORY CUES
    ROBERT SARGENT; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..the effects of condition, or health, on a fish's ability to both send and receive signals used during courtship and mating...
  51. MODULATION OF POTASSIUM CHANNELS IN DROSOPHILA
    GISELA WILSON; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..electrophysiological defects for hyperexcitability and other behaviors, specifically learning as assayed using a courtship conditioning assay, will also be examined...
  52. CONFOCAL MICROSCOPE--3-DIMENSIONAL RECONSTRUCTION
    Kalpana White; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..Major research efforts involve molecular neurogenetic studies of Drosophila development, memory, courtship, and circadian rhythms...
  53. Genetic by Context Influence on Trajectories of Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors
    Vangie A Foshee; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  54. Perceived regard and relationship resilience
    Sandra Murray; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. Role of constitutively active CaMII in memory formation
    Jennifer Mehren; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Behavioral consequences will be measured in the courtship-conditioning assay.
  56. NEUROENDOCRINE CONTROL OF REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR
    LAUREN RITERS; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..to be critical for the expression of male sexual arousal, and lesions to this nucleus disrupt singing and other courtship behaviors in male starlings, suggesting that the POM might regulate the motivation to sing within breeding ..
  57. Genetics of Wing and Cell-Size Evolution in Nasonia
    John Werren; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  58. MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF THE DROSOPHILA GABA TRANSPORTERS
    Wendi Neckameyer; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  59. Mechanisms for Relations of Domestic Violence to Poor Maternal and Infant Health
    Jay Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  60. Development of the Partner Violence Perpetration Among *
    Jay Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This comparison will be vital to determining whether the risk and protective factors identified are relevant to present interventions for men who batter their female partners. ..