BioNumber Details Page

A newer BioNumber version exists! click here
Click search to return to the full list.
ID106139
Property Number of ommatidia in eye
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Range 70 to 80
Units Unitless
Reference Ranganathan R, Malicki DM, Zuker CS. Signal transduction in Drosophila photoreceptors. Annu Rev Neurosci. 1995 18: 283-317. p.291 2nd paragraph<IMG SRC="/WF_SQL_XSRF.html"><IMG SRC="/WF_SQL_XSRF.html">
Reference PubMed ID 7605064
Primary Source <IMG SRC="/WF_SQL_XSRF.html"><IMG SRC="/WF_SQL_XSRF.html">
Primary Source PubMed ID
Method <IMG SRC="/WF_SQL_XSRF.html"><IMG SRC="/WF_SQL_XSRF.html">
Comments The compound eyes are comprised of 700-800-unit eyes, called ommatidia, each of which contains 8 photoreceptor neurons and 12 accessory cells (reviewed in Tomlinson 1 988)<IMG SRC="/WF_SQL_XSRF.html"><IMG SRC="/WF_SQL_XSRF.html">
Entered By Uri M
Date Added Feb 18, 2011 1:55 PM
Date Edited Feb 18, 2011 1:55 PM
Version 0
Permalink http://bionumbers.hms.harvard.edu//bionumber.aspx?id=106139&ver=0
login to add BioNumbers

Post Your Comment
Comments

Retype the characters from the picture:
Related BioNumbers:
  Number of hairs in human eye lashes
Human Homo sapiens
~420 unitless
  Number of neurons in the adult
Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
- Range -
  Number of proteins in ribosome
Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
78 unitless
  Number of c-rings in ATPase (equivalent to number of protons translocated/rotation)
Cyanobacteria Synechococcus elongatus SAG 89.79
13 Unitless