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Gomez-Diaz C and Benton R. The Joy of Sex Pheromones. EMBO Reports (2013) 14(10):874-83 URL

Gomez-Diaz C, Reina JH, Cambillau C, and Benton R. Ligands for pheromone-sensing neurons are not conformationally-activated odorant binding proteins. PLOS Biology (2013) 11(4): e1001546 URL

Rytz R*, Croset V* and Benton R. Ionotropic Receptors (IRs): Chemosensory Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors in Drosophila and beyond. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2013) 43(9):888-97 URL (*equal contribution)

Prieto-Godino LL and Benton R. Chemical Neuroecology: A Fly’s Bug Detector. Current Biology (2013) 22(1):R20-R22 URL

Saina M and Benton R. Visualizing olfactory receptor expression and localization in Drosophila. in Methods in Molecular Biology (2013) Vol. 1003 URL





    Ramdya P, Schaffter T, Floreano D and Benton R. Fluorescence Behavioral Imaging (FBI) tracks identity in heterogeneous groups of Drosophila. PLOS ONE (2012) 7(11):e48381 URL

    LeBoeuf A, Benton R* and Keller L*. The molecular basis of social behavior: models, methods and advances. Curr Opin Neurobiol (2012) available online 17 Sept (*co-corresponding authors) URL

    Benton R. Sensing the long and the short of it. Nat Neuro (2012) 15:501-503 URL

    Silbering AF, Bell R, Galizia CG and Benton R. Calcium imaging in the Drosophila antennal lobe. Journal of Visualized Experiments (2012), 10.3791/2976 URL





    Grosjean Y, Rytz R, Farine JP, Abuin L, Cortot J, Jefferis GSXE and Benton R. An olfactory receptor for food-derived odours promotes male courtship in Drosophila. Nature (2011) 478(7368), 236-40 URL

    Silbering AF*, Rytz R*, Grosjean Y*, Abuin L, Ramdya P, Jefferis GSXE and Benton R. Complementary function and integrated wiring of the evolutionarily distinct Drosophila olfactory subsystems. The Journal of Neuroscience (2011) 31(38):13357-13375 (*equal contribution) URL

    Benton R and Dahanukar A. Electrophysiological recording from Drosophila olfactory sensilla. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols (2011) doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5630 URL

    Benton R and Dahanukar A. Electrophysiological recording from Drosophila taste sensilla. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols (2011) doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5631 URL

    Benton, R. Decision Making: Singin' in the Brain. Neuron (2011) 69(3):399-401

    Smith CR et al. (including Croset V and Benton R). Draft genome of the red harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus. PNAS (2011) doi:10.1073/pnas.1007901108 URL

    Smith CD et al. (including Croset V and Benton R). Draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) PNAS (2011) doi:10.1073/pnas.1008617108 URL

    Abuin L., Bargeton B., Ulbrich M.H., Isacoff E.Y., Kellenberger S. and Benton R. Functional architecture of olfactory ionotropic glutamate receptors. Neuron (2011) 69, 44-60 URL





    Benton R. Neuroscience: Sexy circuits. Nature (2010) 468, 638-640 URL

    Ai M., Min S., Grosjean Y., Leblanc C., Bell R., Benton R., Suh, G.S.B. Acid sensing by the Drosophila olfactory system. Nature (2010) 468, 691-695 URL

    Benton R. Chemosensory ecology: deceiving Drosophila. Curr Biol (2010) 20(20), R891-3 URL

    Croset V.*, Rytz R.*, Cummins S.F., Budd A., Brawand D., Kaessmann H., Gibson T.J. and Benton R. Ancient protostome origin of chemosensory ionotropic glutamate receptors and the evolution of insect taste and olfaction. PLOS Genetics (2010) 6(8): e1001064 (*equal contribution) URL

    Ramdya, P., Benton, R. Evolving olfactory systems on the fly. Trends in Genetics (2010) 26(7):307-16 URL

    Benton, R., Dahanukar, A. Chemosensory coding in single sensilla. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press - Drosophila Neurobiology: A Laboratory Manual 2010 URL

    Silbering, A. F., Benton, R. Ionotropic and metabotropic mechanisms in chemoreception: 'chance or design'? EMBO Reports (2010) 11(3):173-9 URL





    Benton, R. Eppendorf winner. Evolution and revolution in odor detection. Science (2009) 326:382-3. URL

    Benton, R. Molecular basis of odor detection in insects. Ann N Y Acad Sci (2009) 1170:478-81. URL

    Benton, R., Vannice, K. S., Gomez-Diaz, C., Vosshall, L. B. Variant ionotropic glutamate receptors as chemosensory receptors in Drosophila. Cell (2009) 136:149-62. URL





    Louis, M., Huber, T., Benton, R., Sakmar, T. P., Vosshall, L. B. Bilateral olfactory sensory input enhances chemotaxis behavior. Nat Neurosci 2008, 11:187-99. URL

    Benton, R. Chemical sensing in Drosophila. Curr Opin Neurobiol 2008, 18:357-63. URL





    Benton, R.: Sensitivity and specificity in Drosophila pheromone perception. Trends Neurosci 2007, 30:512-9. URL

    Benton, R., Vannice, K. S., Vosshall, L. B.: An essential role for a CD36-related receptor in pheromone detection in Drosophila. Nature 2007, 450:289-93. URL

    Asahina, K., Benton, R.: Smell and taste on a high: symposium on chemical senses: from genes to perception. EMBO Rep 2007, 8:634-8. URL





    Doerflinger, H., Benton, R., Torres, I. L., Zwart, M. F., St Johnston, D.: Drosophila anterior-posterior polarity requires actin-dependent PAR-1 recruitment to the oocyte posterior. Curr Biol 2006, 16:1090-5. URL

    Benton, R., Sachse, S., Michnick, S. W., Vosshall, L. B.: Atypical membrane topology and heteromeric function of Drosophila odorant receptors in vivo. PLOS Biol 2006, 4:e20. URL

    Benton, R.: On the ORigin of smell: odorant receptors in insects. Cell Mol Life Sci 2006, 63:1579-85. URL





    Doerflinger, H., Benton, R., Shulman, J. M., St Johnston, D.: The role of PAR-1 in regulating the polarised microtubule cytoskeleton in the Drosophila follicular epithelium. Development 2003, 130:3965-75. URL

    Benton, R., St Johnston, D.: A conserved oligomerization domain in drosophila Bazooka/PAR-3 is important for apical localization and epithelial polarity. Curr Biol 2003, 13:1330-4. URL

    Benton, R., St Johnston, D.: Drosophila PAR-1 and 14-3-3 inhibit Bazooka/PAR-3 to establish complementary cortical domains in polarized cells. Cell 2003, 115:691-704. URL





    Benton, R., St Johnston, D.: Cell polarity: posterior Par-1 prevents proteolysis. Curr Biol 2002, 12:R479-81. URL

    Benton, R., Palacios, I. M., St Johnston, D.: Drosophila 14-3-3/PAR-5 is an essential mediator of PAR-1 function in axis formation. Dev Cell 2002, 3:659-71. URL





    Huynh, J. R., Shulman, J. M., Benton, R., St Johnston, D.: PAR-1 is required for the maintenance of oocyte fate in Drosophila. Development 2001, 128:1201-9. URL





    Shulman, J. M., Benton, R., St Johnston, D.: The Drosophila homolog of C. elegans PAR-1 organizes the oocyte cytoskeleton and directs oskar mRNA localization to the posterior pole. Cell 2000, 101:377-88. URL





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