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Zeitschrift für vergleichende Physiologie

, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp 95–104 | Cite as

The compound eye of the fly (Musca domestica): connections between the cartridges of the lamina ganglionaris

  • Nicholas J. Strausfeld
  • Valentin Braitenberg
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Summary

In addition to the three first order interneurons (L1, L2, L3) which are present in each optic cartridge of the lamina, a fourth type of interneuron (L4) has been discovered whose collaterals to other cartridges compose an orderly network arrangement of fibres under the lamina's inner face.

Keywords

Fourth Type Musca Domestica Orderly Network Network Arrangement Lamina Ganglionaris 
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Zusammenfassung

Zusätzlich zu den drei Interneuronen erster Ordnung (L1, L2, L3), die in jeder „Cartridge“ der Lamina vorkommen, wurde ein vierter Interneuronentyp (L4) gefunden, dessen zu anderen Cartridges gerichtete Kollateralen ein regelmäßig angeordnetes Fasernetz an der Innenseite der Lamina bilden.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas J. Strausfeld
    • 1
  • Valentin Braitenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für biologische KybernetikTübingen

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