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Male sexual behaviour and ethanol consumption from an evolutionary perspective: a comment on "Sexual deprivation increases ethanol intake in Drosophila"

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by P Guevara-Fiore, John EndlerJohn Endler
Shohat-Ophir et al. (1) demonstrate a connection between sexual behaviour and ethanol consumption in male Drosophila flies, and how the neuropeptide F system regulates ethanol preference. Their results are rightly discussed only in a physiological context, but this has facilitated erroneous anthropomorphic interpretations by the media. Here we discuss the link between male sexual behaviour and ethanol consumption from an evolutionary perspective, providing a broader context to interpret their results.

History

Journal

Fly

Volume

8

Pagination

234-236

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1933-6934

eISSN

1933-6942

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Taylor & Francis

Issue

4

Publisher

Taylor & Francis