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Functional specialization of olfactory glomeruli in a moth

Hansson, Bill S. ; Ljungberg, Håkan LU ; Hallberg, Eric LU and Löfstedt, Christer LU (1992) In Science 256(5061). p.1313-1315
Abstract

The specific function of the glomerular structures present in the antennal lobes or olfactory bulbs of organisms ranging from insects to humans has been obscure because of limitations in neuronal marking methods. By tracing individual neurons in the moth Agrotis segetum, it was determined that physiologically distinct types of pheromone receptor neurons project axons to different regions of the macroglomerular complex (MGC). Each glomerulus making up the MGC has a specific functional identity, initially processing information about one specific pheromone component. This indicates that, at least through the first stage of synapses, olfactory information moves through labeled lines.

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Evolutionary mechanisms of pheromone divergence in Lepidoptera
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  abstract     = {<p>The specific function of the glomerular structures present in the antennal lobes or olfactory bulbs of organisms ranging from insects to humans has been obscure because of limitations in neuronal marking methods. By tracing individual neurons in the moth Agrotis segetum, it was determined that physiologically distinct types of pheromone receptor neurons project axons to different regions of the macroglomerular complex (MGC). Each glomerulus making up the MGC has a specific functional identity, initially processing information about one specific pheromone component. This indicates that, at least through the first stage of synapses, olfactory information moves through labeled lines.</p>},
  author       = {Hansson, Bill S. and Ljungberg, Håkan and Hallberg, Eric and Löfstedt, Christer},
  issn         = {0036-8075},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {5061},
  pages        = {1313--1315},
  publisher    = {American Association for the Advancement of Science},
  series       = {Science},
  title        = {Functional specialization of olfactory glomeruli in a moth},
  url          = {https://www.jstor.org/stable/2877307},
  volume       = {256},
  year         = {1992},
}