Université de Fribourg

Pavlovian conditioning of larval drosophila: an illustrated, multilingual, hands-on manual for odor-taste associative learning in maggots

Michels, Birgit ; Saumweber, Timo ; Biernacki, Roland ; Thum, Jeanette ; Glasgow, Rupert D. V. ; Schleyer, Michael ; Chen, Yi-chun ; Eschbach, Claire ; Stocker, Reinhard F. ; Toshima, Naoko ; Tanimura, Teiichi ; Louis, Matthieu ; Arias-Gil, Gonzalo ; Marescotti, Manuela ; Benfenati, Fabio ; Gerber, Bertram

In: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2017, vol. 11, p. -

Larval Drosophila offer a study case for behavioral neurogenetics that is simple enough to be experimentally tractable, yet complex enough to be worth the effort. We provide a detailed, hands-on manual for Pavlovian odor-reward learning in these animals. Given the versatility of Drosophila for genetic analyses, combined with the evolutionarily shared genetic heritage with humans, the paradigm...