Fine structure of the pheromone-sensitive sensilla on the antenna of the hawkmoth, Manduca sexta.

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The flagellar antenna of the male hawkmoth Manduca sexta carries about 42,000 pheromone-sensitive sensilla trichodea, which are arranged in 'baskets' on the single segments. Each sensillum consists of a cuticular hair up to 500 mum long and is innervated by two bipolar sensory neurons. Each neuron sends an unbranched dendrite into the hair shaft. The… (More)

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@article{Keil1989FineSO, title={Fine structure of the pheromone-sensitive sensilla on the antenna of the hawkmoth, Manduca sexta.}, author={Thomas A. Keil}, journal={Tissue & cell}, year={1989}, volume={21 1}, pages={139-51} }