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The accuracy of the patterns of connexions of the first- and second-order neurons of the visual system of Calliphora

Horridge, George Adrian; Meinertzhagen, I. A.


The axons of the primary photoreceptor cells of the compound eye of the fly interweave in a complex but definite pattern before they terminate upon the second-order neurons. Of approximately 650 short retinula axons from behind 120 facets of the eye none terminated at an incorrect lamina cartridge. Six, seven, or eight first-order terminals upon one pair of second-order cells are arranged in a rotational sequence that is related to the positions of the retinula cells within the ommatidia....[Show more]

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Date published: 1970-02-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1970.0012


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