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Published on Dec 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Lewis M Sherer (UM: University of Montana), Sarah J. Certel6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UM: University of Montana)
Aggression is an evolutionarily conserved behavior that evolved in the framework of defending or obtaining resources. When expressed out of context, unchecked aggression can have destructive consequences. Model systems that allow examination of distinct neuronal networks at the molecular, cellular, and circuit level are adding immensely to our understanding of the biological basis of this behavior and should be relatable to other species up to and including man. Investigators have made particula...
Published on Jun 8, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Hoger Amin (University of Sheffield), Andrew C. Lin12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Sheffield)
Olfaction allows animals to adapt their behavior in response to different chemical cues in their environment. How does the brain efficiently discriminate different odors to drive appropriate behavior, and how does it flexibly assign value to odors to adjust behavior according to experience? This review traces neuronal mechanisms underlying these processes in adult Drosophila melanogaster from olfactory receptors to higher brain centers. We highlight neural circuit principles like lateral inhibit...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Lucia de Andres-Bragado1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Simon G. Sprecher17
Estimated H-index: 17
Published on Feb 11, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Dick R. Nässel57
Estimated H-index: 57
(Stockholm University),
Dennis Pauls10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Würzburg),
Wolf Huetteroth (Leipzig University)
Neuropeptides constitute a large and diverse class of signaling molecules that are produced by many types of neurons, neurosecretory cells, endocrines and other cells. Many neuropeptides display pleiotropic actions either as neuromodulators, co-transmitters or circulating hormones, while some play these roles concurrently. Here, we highlight pleiotropic functions of neuropeptides and different levels of neuropeptide signaling in the brain, from context-dependent orchestrating signaling by higher...
Published on May 24, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Anatoly Kozlov1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Emi Nagoshi17
Estimated H-index: 17
Drosophila circadian circuit is one of the best described neural circuits but is complex enough to obscure our understanding of how it actually works. Animals’ rhythmic behavior, the seemingly simple outcome of their internal clocks, relies on the interaction of heterogeneous clock neurons that are spread across the brain. Direct observations of their coordinated network interactions can bring us forward in understanding the circuit. The current challenge is to observe activity of each of these ...
Published on Jul 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Maxime Damien3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Kévin Tougeron1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UWL: University of Wisconsin–La Crosse)
Insect phenology is affected by climate change and main responses are driven by phenotypic plasticity and evolutionary changes. Any modification in seasonal activity in one species can have consequences on interacting species, within and among trophic levels. In this overview, we focus on synchronization mismatches that can occur between tightly interacting species such as hosts and parasitoids or preys and predators. Asynchronies happen because species from different trophic levels can have dif...
Published on Jul 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Hanna Chole (HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem), S. Hollis Woodard7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UCR: University of California, Riverside),
Guy Bloch32
Estimated H-index: 32
(HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Size polymorphism is common in bees, and is determined by environmental factors such as temperature, brood cell size, and the diet provided to developing larvae. In social bees, these factors are further influenced by intricate interactions between the queen, workers, and the developing brood which eventually determine the final size and caste of developing larvae. Environmental and social factors act in part on juvenile hormone and ecdysteroids, which are key hormonal regulators of body size an...
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Julie Verheyen3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Nedim Tüzün5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Robby Stoks44
Estimated H-index: 44
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Demonstrating the likelihood of evolution in response to global warming is important, yet challenging. We discuss how three spatial thermal gradients (latitudinal, altitudinal and urbanization) can be used as natural laboratories to inform about the gradual thermal evolution of populations by applying a space-for-time substitution (SFTS) approach. We compare thermal variables and confounding non-thermal abiotic variables, methodological approaches and evolutionary aspects associated with each ty...
Published on Oct 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
François Renoz3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UCL: Université catholique de Louvain),
Inès Pons2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UCL: Université catholique de Louvain),
Thierry Hance29
Estimated H-index: 29
(UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)
Climate change is altering the abundance and distribution of millions of insect species around the world and is a major contributor to the decline of numerous species. Many insect species may be indirectly affected through their nutritional dependence on mutualistic bacteria. Indeed, these bacterial partners generally have a highly reduced and static genome, resulting from millions of years of coevolution and isolation in insect cells, and have limited adaptive capacity. The dependence of insect...
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