Radiation-induced reduction of the glial population during development disrupts the formation of olfactory glomeruli in an insect.

Interactions between neurons and between neurons and glial cells have been shown by a number of investigators to be critical for normal development of the nervous system. In the olfactory system of Manduca sexta, sensory axons have been shown to induce the formation of synaptic glomeruli in the antennal lobe of the brain (Hildebrand et al., 1979). Oland and… CONTINUE READING