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The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, like other multicellular organisms, decides whether to feed or not based on external stimuli, including gustatory information. Displayed is a composite fluorescence image of a Drosophila brain showing a population of neurons interconnecting taste input with higher brain centers, thereby modulating the fly's feeding behavior. See Melcher and Pankratz.

Image Credit: Image by Christoph Melcher


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