Skip to main content
eScholarship
Open Access Publications from the University of California

Male sexual behaviour and ethanol consumption from an evolutionary perspective: A comment on “Sexual Deprivation Increases Ethanol Intake in Drosophila”

  • Author(s): Guevara-Fiore, P
  • Endler, JA
  • et al.

Published Web Location

http://10.0.4.56/19336934.2015.1045694
No data is associated with this publication.
Abstract

© 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Shohat-Ophir et al. demonstrate a connection between sexual behaviour and ethanol consumption in male Drosophila flies, and how the neuropeptide F system regulates ethanol preference. Their results are rightly discussed only in a physiological context, but this has facilitated erroneous anthropomorphic interpretations by the media. Here we discuss the link between male sexual behaviour and ethanol consumption from an evolutionary perspective, providing a broader context to interpret their results.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC Academic Senate's Open Access Policy. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Item not freely available? Link broken?
Report a problem accessing this item