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Li, J., Mahoney, B.D., Jacob, M.S., Caron, S.J.C. (2020). Visual Input into the Drosophila melanogaster Mushroom Body.  Cell Rep. 32(11): 108138.
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FBrf0246721
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Research paper
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The patterns of neuronal connectivity underlying multisensory integration, a fundamental property of many brains, remain poorly characterized. The Drosophila melanogaster mushroom body-an associative center-is an ideal system to investigate how different sensory channels converge in higher order brain centers. The neurons connecting the mushroom body to the olfactory system have been described in great detail, but input from other sensory systems remains poorly defined. Here, we use a range of anatomical and genetic techniques to identify two types of input neuron that connect visual processing centers-the lobula and the posterior lateral protocerebrum-to the dorsal accessory calyx of the mushroom body. Together with previous work that described a pathway conveying visual information from the medulla to the ventral accessory calyx of the mushroom body, our study defines a second, parallel pathway that is anatomically poised to convey information from the visual system to the dorsal accessory calyx.

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PMC8252886 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    English
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    Cell Rep.
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    Cell reports
    ISBN/ISSN
    2211-1247
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