Number of neurons in optic lobe of adult

Range ~60,000 Neurons
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Varija Raghu S, Reiff DF, Borst A. Neurons with cholinergic phenotype in the visual system of Drosophila. J Comp Neurol. 2011 Jan 1 519(1):162-76. p.163 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID21120933
Comments The optic lobe of an adult Drosophila contains ~60,000 neurons and can be divided in four neuropils: the lamina, medulla, lobula, and lobula plate.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107587