Labellar taste organs of Drosophila melanogaster.

  title={Labellar taste organs of Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Raphael Falk and Naomi Bleiser-Avivi and Judith Atidia},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  volume={150 2},
There are 36 to 42 taste bristles on each half of the labellum of Drosophila melanogaster; most of them are two-pronged with a pouch between them. Some end bluntly with a pore at the tip. Each taste-bristle has two lumina: one is circular, the other crescent-like in cross section. In most bristles four dendrites of chemoreceptor neurons run along the circular lumen. In five to seven taste-bristles only two chemoreceptor neurons are found. A mechanoreceptor neuron sends a dendrite to the base of… CONTINUE READING


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