Hearing mechanics: a fly in your ear

Curr Biol. 2008 Sep 23;18(18):R869-70. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.069.


Recent work suggests that the auditory organ of Drosophila may serve as an excellent model system for understanding the complex mechanical signal processing that takes place in sensory hair cells of the vertebrate inner ear.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / physiology
  • Ear, Inner / physiology*
  • Hearing / physiology*
  • Mechanotransduction, Cellular / physiology
  • Signal Transduction / physiology*
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism
  • Vertebrates / physiology


  • Transcription Factors