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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
Reference PubMed ID 7605064
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)
Entered By Uri M
Date Added Feb 18, 2011 1:55 PM
Date Edited Feb 18, 2011 1:55 PM
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