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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-17627

Stoop, R; Arthur, B (2008). Periodic orbit analysis demonstrates genetic constraints, variability, and switching in Drosophila courtship behavior. Chaos, 18(2):023123.

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Ruedi Stoop and Benjamin I. Arthur, Jr.
Institute for Neuroinformatics ETHZ/UNIZH, Winterthurerstr.
We use symbolic dynamics to describe Drosophila courtship communication. We posit that behavior should be defined in terms of irreducible periodic orbits of fundamental acts. This leads to a first operational definition of behavior, which allows for a fine grained quantitative analysis of behavior. We obtain evidence that during Drosophila courtship, individual characteristics of the protagonists are exchanged (predominantly from the male to the female) and that males in the presence of fruitless males perform a behavioral switch from male to female behavior


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Neuroinformatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Date:June 2008
Deposited On:11 Mar 2009 07:49
Last Modified:20 May 2016 10:34
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.1063/1.2918912
Official URL:http://link.aip.org/link/?CHAOEH/18/023123/1
Other Identification Number:ini:12922

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