By Theodore Friedmann, Jay C. Dunlap, Stephen F. Goodwin

The box of genetics is speedily evolving, and new clinical breakthroughs are taking place because of advances in our wisdom of genetics. Advances in Genetics consistently publishes vital experiences of the broadest curiosity to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines.

Volume eighty five offers an eclectic mixture of articles of use to all human and molecular geneticists on subject matters together with: organization mapping in crop vegetation; miRNA-mediated crosstalk among transcripts; unisexual copy; and more.

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Receptivity is a huge complex system involving integration of several sensory inputs with internal states. Adding to this complexity is the prediction that females from different populations and in different environments are bound to have preferences for different male traits, making it very hard to generalize what a given female finds attractive. We are however optimistic about the future of this field of study. Dissection of the individual mechanisms enabling perception of male cues by females is underway, such as how females perceive male courtship song and pheromones.

However, masculinization of a small group of neurons located in a region intrinsic to the lateral protocerebral complex—called P1 neuron—can generate low levels of courtship behavior in an otherwise 32 Meghan Laturney and Jean-Christophe Billeter female fly (Kimura, Hachiya, Koganezawa, Tazawa, & Yamamoto, 2008). There are thus reasons to believe that manipulation of a small group of higher order neurons might be sufficient to observe behavioral differences. , 2012; Miyamoto & Amrein, 2008). , 1995), it is likely that the sexual dimorphic pattern of connectivity observed in the lateral horn also extend to this region.

These males have been used to determine the role of DUP99B in short-term PMR. Females were mated to either mutants or wild-type males and then were presented with a novel wildtype male immediately after initial copulation event (Rexhepaj, Liu, Peng, Choffat, & Kubli, 2003) or 12 h later (Xue & Noll, 2000). , 2003). , 2002). A few possible explanations exist for this. , 2003). Next, it may take more than 1 h but <12 h for DUP99B to exert its influence. , 2003 and tested for receptivity 24 h after initial copulation) could be tested at different time points within the 12 h window.

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