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Steven Reppert's eveluation of this article at the Faculty of 1000 Biology

Posted by NiyazAhmed on 29 Jun 2008 at 09:24 GMT

Steven Reppert (University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States of America) has evaluated this article at Faculty of 1000 Biology and his thoughtful remarks are as given below:

"Post-traumatic stress in the caterpillar is remembered by the moth. This provocative paper shows that conditioned odor aversion - experienced by the 5th instar larva of the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta - is held in memory during metamorphosis and remembered by the adult moth. The neural substrate for such memory thus survives metamorphosis. The authors raise the question: Could retention of bad memories (e.g. a close encounter with a predator while feeding on a host plant) influence sympatric speciation. Lepidoptera continue to fascinate researchers with each new discovery".

1) Steven Reppert: Faculty of 1000 Biology, 10 Apr 2008 http://www.f1000biology.c...

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RE: Steven Reppert's eveluation of this article at the Faculty of 1000 Biology

DBlackiston replied to NiyazAhmed on 30 Jul 2010 at 16:21 GMT

Thank you for the evaluation Steven, and also to Niyaz for citing the F1000 report.

No competing interests declared.