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Combining Quantitative Food-intake Assays and Forcibly Activating Neurons to Study Appetite in Drosophila
 

Combining Quantitative Food-intake Assays and Forcibly Activating Neurons to Study Appetite in Drosophila

Article doi: 10.3791/56900
April 24th, 2018

Summary April 24th, 2018

Quantitative food-intake assays with dyed food provide a robust and high-throughput means to evaluate feeding motivation. Combining the food consumption assay with thermogenetic and optogenetic screens is a powerful approach to investigate the neural circuits underlying appetite in adult Drosophila melanogaster.

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