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|Title:||The Drosophila microbiome has a limited influence on sleep, activity, and courtship behaviors||Authors:||Selkrig, Joel
Ng, Soon Hwee
Chua, Jia Yi
Chiang, Yin Ning
Yew, Joanne Y.
|Issue Date:||2018||Source:||Selkrig, J., Mohammad, F., Ng, S. H., Chua, J. Y., Tumkaya, T., Ho, J., . . . Claridge-Chang, A. (2018). The Drosophila microbiome has a limited influence on sleep, activity, and courtship behaviors. Scientific Reports, 8,10646-. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28764-5||Series/Report no.:||Scientific Reports||Abstract:||In animals, commensal microbes modulate various physiological functions, including behavior. While microbiota exposure is required for normal behavior in mammals, it is not known how widely this dependency is present in other animal species. We proposed the hypothesis that the microbiome has a major influence on the behavior of the vinegar fly (Drosophila melanogaster), a major invertebrate model organism. Several assays were used to test the contribution of the microbiome on some well-characterized behaviors: defensive behavior, sleep, locomotion, and courtship in microbe-bearing, control flies and two generations of germ-free animals. None of the behaviors were largely influenced by the absence of a microbiome, and the small or moderate effects were not generalizable between replicates and/or generations. These results refute the hypothesis, indicating that the Drosophila microbiome does not have a major influence over several behaviors fundamental to the animal’s survival and reproduction. The impact of commensal microbes on animal behaviour may not be broadly conserved.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/88371
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28764-5||Rights:||© 2018 The Author(s). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/.||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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