Number of primary olfactory neurons in the antennae

Range ~1,200 neurons
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Krieger J, Breer H. Olfactory reception in invertebrates. Science. 1999 Oct 22 286(5440):720-3. p.721 middle column bottom paragraphPubMed ID10531050
Comments "In situ hybridization studies have verified exclusive expression of the members of the Drosphila olfactory receptor gene family in some of the ~1200 primary olfactory neurons of the antennae or in the ~120 chemosensory cells in the maxillary palp, or in both types of cells."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109136