Akiko Usui-Ishihara

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In each hemimesothorax of Drosophila, a cluster of five larval multidendrite neurons that survives metamorphosis is described. The cell bodies of these neurons, initially grouped together, spread out over the medial heminotum during early pupal stages and extend new dendrites. Growing axons from sensory bristle neurons first appear in a defined orientation(More)
From examination of the central axonal projections of sensory bristles on the notum of several species of Drosophilidae, we demonstrate different features that may indicate different functions for macro- and microchaetes. The large macrochaetes have conserved arborizations that correlate with their conserved position. Nevertheless, we find evidence for only(More)
The notum of Drosophila is covered with evenly spaced small mechanosensory bristles (microchaetes). Four groups of microchaetes can be distinguished on the basis of the pathways followed by the axons of their neurons. In three of the four groups, the axons extend along fibrous processes, the prospective tendons of the adult indirect flight muscles, formed(More)
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