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Open Access Methodology article

Multi-channel acoustic recording and automated analysis of Drosophila courtship songs

Benjamin J Arthur12, Tomoko Sunayama-Morita234, Philip Coen56, Mala Murthy56* and David L Stern234*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

2 Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA 20147, USA

3 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA

4 Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA

5 Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

6 Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA

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BMC Biology 2013, 11:11  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-11

Published: 31 January 2013

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Additional file 1:

Parts and instructions for soldering the 32-channel amplifier for the courtship song recording system. Detailed parts list and instructions for building and testing the amplifier described in the paper.

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Prior art and parts and settings used for new courtship chambers. Table that lists microphones and amplifiers used previously in Drosophila courtship recording apparatuses and two tables that list parts and laser settings required to build the courtship chambers described in the paper.

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Additional methods and additional results. Description of microphone performance, circuit design, acrylic courtship chambers, details of pulse and sine detection algorithms, and additional results.

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Additional file 4:

Testing and data acquisition software. MatLab scripts that allow testing the amplifier board during construction and data collection of the finished apparatus.

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Acrylic cdr files. CorelDRAW files for the laser cutter to cut all parts used in the apparatus.

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Additional file 6:

Amplifier pcb and sch files. pcb and sch files that provide design and detail for custom amplifier board. These files can be used to order printed circuit boards for the 32-channel amplifier board.

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