Insect flight: Flies use a throttle to steer

Tyson L. Hedrick, Bradley H. Dickerson

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A new study of flight control in Drosophila using neurogenetic methods and a virtual reality flight arena has revealed a group of descending neurons that fully activate the flight motor and steer the fly by independent regulation of the left and right wings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R218-R220
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 14 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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