The smallest insects evolve anucleate neurons.

@article{Polilov2012TheSI,
  title={The smallest insects evolve anucleate neurons.},
  author={A. Polilov},
  journal={Arthropod structure & development},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          29-34
        }
}
  • A. Polilov
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Arthropod structure & development
  • The smallest insects are comparable in size to unicellular organisms. Thus, their size affects their structure not only at the organ level, but also at the cellular level. Here we report the first finding of animals with an almost entirely anucleate nervous system. Adults of the smallest flying insects of the parasitic wasp genus Megaphragma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) have only 339-372 nuclei in the central nervous system, i.e., their ganglia, including the brain, consist almost… CONTINUE READING
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