Odor coding in a model olfactory organ: the Drosophila maxillary palp.

@article{Bruyne1999OdorCI,
  title={Odor coding in a model olfactory organ: the Drosophila maxillary palp.},
  author={Marien de Bruyne and Peter J. Clyne and John R. Carlson},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={4520-32}
}
Odor coding relies on the activity of different classes of receptor neurons, each with distinct response characteristics. We have examined odor coding in a model olfactory organ, the maxillary palp of Drosophila. This organ contains only 120 olfactory receptor neurons, compartmentalized in sensory hairs called sensilla, and provides an opportunity to characterize all neurons in an entire olfactory organ. Extensive extracellular recordings from single sensilla reveal that the neurons fall into… CONTINUE READING
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