Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

To feed or not to feed: circuits involved in the control of feeding in insects

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Geraldine Wright


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


To feed or not to feed is a dilemma faced by every animal. The sense of taste is fundamental to the control of food intake. It permits recognition of nutrients, the rejection of toxins, and provides feedback for the coordination of feeding. The suboesophageal zone of the insect brain uses taste information to orchestrate the motor programs responsible for mouthparts coordination during feeding. Discovering the structure of the relevant neural circuits is a work in progress.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wright GA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Opinion in Neurobiology

Year: 2016

Volume: 41

Pages: 87-91

Print publication date: 01/12/2016

Online publication date: 17/09/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 0959-4388

ISSN (electronic): 1873-6882

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.09.005


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric


Funder referenceFunder name
RPG-2012-708Leverhulme Trust