The Making and Un-Making of Neuronal Circuits in Drosophila

  • Bassem A. Hassan

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Liesbeth Zwarts, Jason Clements, Patrick Callaerts
      Pages 3-48
    3. Ariane Ramaekers, Xiao-jiang Quan, Bassem A. Hassan
      Pages 49-59
    4. W. Ryan Williamson, Chih-Chiang Chan, P. Robin Hiesinger
      Pages 61-89
    5. Chih-Fei Kao, Tzumin Lee
      Pages 91-106
  3. Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Ana Clara Fernandes, Valerie Uytterhoeven, Patrik Verstreken
      Pages 127-141
  4. Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Matthieu Louis, Moraea Phillips, Mariana Lopez-Matas, Simon Sprecher
      Pages 163-199
    3. Daryl M. Gohl, Marion A. Silies, Thomas R. Clandinin
      Pages 201-221
  5. Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Andreas Prokop, Barbara Küppers-Munther, Natalia Sánchez-Soriano
      Pages 225-247
    3. Elizabeth E. Caygill, Katrina S. Gold, Andrea H. Brand
      Pages 249-260
    4. Marta Koch, Bassem A. Hassan
      Pages 261-268
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-278

About this book


The small fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has for over a century now had a large impact on biological and biomedical research; however, our knowledge of the fly brain has lagged significantly behind our understanding of other aspects of its development, physiology, and function.  In The Making and Un-Making of Neuronal Circuits in Drosophila, innovative expert neuroscientists in the field present the ideas and concepts behind the methods, tools, and tricks that are currently being utilized to decode the secrets of this valuable insect’s brain.  Focused on the concept of a neuronal circuit, defined as a series of synaptically connected neurons subservient to a particular behavioral modality, this volume contains chapters dealing with anatomical analysis with a focus on cellular and sub-cellular morphologies.  These detailed approaches fall under the headings of “Physiology” and “Behavior”, conveniently divided the book into two sections.  Written in the easy-to-follow Neuromethods series format, this work provides the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results.


Inventive and accessible, The Making and Un-Making of Neuronal Circuits in Drosophila provides the information and tools necessary to carry out current experiments and, more importantly, further advance the progress of the Drosophila neurobiology field and neurobiology in general.


Drosophila melanogaster Drosophila neurobehavior Formation and function Molecular and cellular resolution Neuroanatomy Neurophysiology Pathology of neuronal circuits

Editors and affiliations

  • Bassem A. Hassan
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Human Genetics, Laboratory of NeurogeneticsKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-829-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-830-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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