New features of the locust optic lobe: evidence of a role for nitric oxide in insect vision

@article{Elphick1996NewFO,
  title={New features of the locust optic lobe: evidence of a role for nitric oxide in insect vision},
  author={Elphick and D Williams and Shea},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={199 Pt 11},
  pages={2395-407}
}
The enzyme nitric oxide synthase can be localised by NADPH-diaphorase histochemistry. Here we have applied this technique to the optic lobe of the locust Schistocerca gregaria and revealed new features of the insect visual system. Extensive but locally intense staining is associated with identified tracts, distinct neuropiles and cell body groups, and a detailed analysis of stained elements is provided here. The most striking staining occurs in the anterior lobe of the lobula complex and its… CONTINUE READING