Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
A protein present in the ejaculate of male fruit flies activates long-term memory formation in the brains of their female partners.
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies

A protein present in the ejaculate of male fruit flies activates long-term memory formation in the brains of their female partners.

A protein present in the ejaculate of male fruit flies activates long-term memory formation in the brains of their female partners.

Drosophila melanogaster
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