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Vosshall, L.B., Wong, A.M., Axel, R. (2000). An olfactory sensory map in the fly brain.  Cell 102(2): 147--159.
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We have isolated the "complete" repertoire of genes encoding the odorant receptors in Drosophila and employ these genes to provide a molecular description of the organization of the peripheral olfactory system. The repertoire of Drosophila odorant receptors is encoded by 57 genes. Individual sensory neurons are likely to express only a single receptor gene. Neurons expressing a given gene project axons to one or two spatially invariant glomeruli in the antennal lobe. The insect brain therefore retains a two-dimensional map of receptor activation such that the quality of an odor may be encoded by different spatial patterns of activity in the antennal lobe.

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    English
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    Cell
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    Cell
    Publication Year
    1974-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0092-8674
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