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Plasticity of social behavior in Drosophila.
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PMID:  12243261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents results obtained from studies of the plasticity of changes in social behavior in Drosophila (interactions between individuals in groups) in conditions of homo- and heterogeneous environments. This is the first report of data illustrating self-starting acquisition by female Drosophila of a classical conditioned reflex to contextual factors signaling possible threats from other individuals and blocking the initiation of activity. A previously described operant conditioned reflex also helped flies avoid aggression from other individuals and make more efficient use of food resources by decreasing the initially high level of activity. Classical conditioning had the effect that the fly did not need to repeat acquisition of the conditioned reflex each time: when placed into an analogous situation, the fly's activity automatically decreased as a result of exposure to the conditioned stimulus, i.e., contextual factors.
N G Kamyshev; G P Smirnova; E A Kamysheva; O N Nikiforov; I V Parafenyuk; V V Ponomarenko
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience and behavioral physiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0097-0549     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci. Behav. Physiol.     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-23     Completed Date:  2003-03-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330471     Medline TA:  Neurosci Behav Physiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory for Comparative Behavioral Genetics, I. P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology, St Petersburg, Russia.
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MeSH Terms
Conditioning, Classical / physiology
Drosophila / physiology*
Motor Activity / physiology
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Social Behavior*

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