Number of neurons in the adult

Range 100,000 to 300,000 Unitless
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Scott et al. A Chemosensory Gene Family Encoding Candidate Gustatory and Olfactory Receptors in Drosophila. Cell. 2001 Mar. 104(5) pp.661-673 p.666 right columnPubMed ID11257221
Comments Determination of the number of neuroblasts and the number of cell divisions suggest that there are ~10,000–15,000 neurons in the larval brain, a value 10- to 20-fold lower than in the adult. better reference required.
Entered by Ron Milo - Admin
ID 103083