Number of neurons in larval brain of Drosophila

Range 10,000-15,000 neurons
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
Method Using number of neuroblasts and number of cell divisions
Comments 8,000 to 9,000 neurons in the entire ventral CNS of larva according to Bate 1993 The development of D. melanogaster volume II p.1247 2nd paragraph. The number of neurons in an adult Drosophila brain is about 10-20 fold higher.
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
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