Synaptic organization of columnar elements in the lamina of the wild type in Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Meinertzhagen1991SynapticOO,
  title={Synaptic organization of columnar elements in the lamina of the wild type in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Ian A. Meinertzhagen and S D O'Neil},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={305}
}
The synaptic connections within the lamina, the first of the optic neuropiles underlying the insect's compound eye, have been little studied in Drosophila melanogaster until now, despite the genetic advantages of this animal. Here we report the reconstruction through its entire depth of one of the lamina modules, or cartridges, of a female wild‐type Drosophila, for which a series of EM cross sections was analysed at levels extending from the retinal basement membrane to the first optic chiasma… Expand
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