Number of ommatidia in eye

Range 700-800 Unitless
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Ranganathan R, Malicki DM, Zuker CS. Signal transduction in Drosophila photoreceptors. Annu Rev Neurosci. 1995 18: 283-317. p.291 2nd paragraphPubMed ID7605064
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
ID 106139