The organization of the chemosensory system in Drosophila melanogaster: a rewiew

@article{Stocker2004TheOO,
  title={The organization of the chemosensory system in Drosophila melanogaster: a rewiew},
  author={Reinhard F. Stocker},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={275},
  pages={3-26}
}
  • R. Stocker
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Cell and Tissue Research
This review surveys the organization of the olfactory and gustatory systems in the imago and in the larva of Drosophila melanogaster, both at the sensory and the central level. Olfactory epithelia of the adult are located primarily on the third antennal segment (funiculus) and on the maxillary palps. About 200 basiconic (BS), 150 trichoid (TS) and 60 coeloconic sensilla (CS) cover the surface of the funiculus, and an additional 60 BS are located on the maxillary palps. Males possess about 30… 

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