Functional Imaging and Optogenetics in Drosophila.
- Author(s): Simpson, Julie H
- Looger, Loren L
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.117.300228
Understanding how activity patterns in specific neural circuits coordinate an animal's behavior remains a key area of neuroscience research. Genetic tools and a brain of tractable complexity make Drosophila a premier model organism for these studies. Here, we review the wealth of reagents available to map and manipulate neuronal activity with light.