Number of photoreceptors carrying the same signal that converge on a second order retinal neuron

Value 6 Unitless
Organism Blowfly Calliphora vicina
Reference Laughlin SB, de Ruyter van Steveninck RR, Anderson JC. The metabolic cost of neural information. Nat Neurosci. 1998 May1(1):36-41PubMed ID10195106
Primary Source Nicol, D. & Meinertzhagen, I.A.An analysis of the number and composition of the synaptic populations formed by photoreceptors of the fly. J. Comp. Neurol. 207, 29-44 (1982)
Comments Each group of six make up a synapse, with 220 identical parallel synapses, giving 1320 synapses in all for each large monopolar cell (LMC)
Entered by Uri M
ID 103547