The dipteran ‘Giant fibre’ pathway: neurons and signals

  title={The dipteran ‘Giant fibre’ pathway: neurons and signals},
  author={Jonathan P. Bacon and Nicholas James Strausfeld},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
1. The uniquely identifiable pair of giant descending neurons ofMusca domestica andCalliphora erythrocephala are compared and described in relation to homologues inDrosophila. 2. Cobalt coupling in the giant fibre system suggests that giant descending neurons receive inputs from antennal mechanosensory afferents and small-field visual interneurons. 3. InMusca andCalliphora, terminals of giant descending neurons invade several discrete areas of neuropil. This is in contrast toDrosophila where… CONTINUE READING


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