publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Diet-induced mating preference in Drosophila

Eugene Rosenberg; Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg; Gil Sharon; Daniel Segal;
  • Published: 06 Mar 2018
  • Publisher: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Diet-induced mating preference was initially observed by Dodd (1). Subsequently, we reported that diet-induced mating preference occurred in Drosophila melanogaster. Treatment of the flies with antibiotics abolished the mating preference, suggesting that fly-associated commensal bacteria were responsible for the phenomenon (2). The hypothesis was confirmed when it was shown that colonizing antibiotic-treated flies with Lactobacillus plantarum reestablished mating preference in multiple-choice mating assays with CMY (0.65% agar, 7.6% cornmeal, 7.6% molasses, 5% inactivated brewer’s yeast, 0.1% methyl-4-hydroxybenzoate, 0.76% ethanol, and 0.4% propionic acid) flie...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fungibehavior and behavior mechanismsreproductive and urinary physiology
free text keywords: Letters, Multidisciplinary, Lactobacillus plantarum, biology.organism_classification, biology, Drosophila melanogaster, Commensalism, Ethanol, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Agar, food.ingredient, food, Sex pheromone, Microbiology, Antibiotics, medicine.drug_class, medicine, Yeast
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