Suppression of adult neurogenesis impairs olfactory learning and memory in an adult insect.

@article{ScottoLomassese2003SuppressionOA,
  title={Suppression of adult neurogenesis impairs olfactory learning and memory in an adult insect.},
  author={Sophie Scotto-Lomassese and Colette Strambi and Alain Strambi and A{\"i}cha Aouane and Roger Augier and Genevi{\`e}ve N. Rougon and Myriam Cayre},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 28},
  pages={9289-96}
}
Although adult neurogenesis has now been demonstrated in many different species, the functional role of newborn neurons still remains unclear. In the house cricket, a cluster of neuroblasts, located in the main associative center of the insect brain, keeps producing new interneurons throughout the animal's life. Here we address the functional significance of adult neurogenesis by specific suppression of neuroblast proliferation using gamma irradiation of the insect's head and by examining the… CONTINUE READING