Data from: A biphasic locomotor response to acute unsignaled high temperature exposure in Drosophila.
Ostrowski, Daniela; Salari, Autoosa; Zars, Melissa; Zars, Troy (2019), Data from: A biphasic locomotor response to acute unsignaled high temperature exposure in Drosophila., Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.5010rd2
Unsignaled stress can have profound effects on animal behavior. While most investigation of stress-effects on behavior follows chronic exposures, less is understood about acute exposures and potential after-effects. We examined walking activity in Drosophila following acute exposure to high temperature or electric shock. Compared to initial walking activity, flies first increase walking with exposure to high temperatures then have a strong reduction in activity. These effects are related to the intensity of the high temperature and number of exposures. The reduction in walking activity following high temperature and electric shock exposures survives context changes and lasts at least five hours. Reduction in the function of the biogenic amines octopamine / tyramine and serotonin both strongly blunt the increase in locomotor activity with high temperature exposure. However, neither set of biogenic amines alter the long lasting depression in walking activity after exposure.
National Science Foundation, Award: 1535790 and 1654866