Zeitschrift für Morphologie der Tiere

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 160–184

Absolute anzahl und verteilung der zellen im him der honigbiene

  • W. Witthöft

DOI: 10.1007/BF00298776

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Witthöft, W. Z. Morph. Tiere (1967) 61: 160. doi:10.1007/BF00298776

The total number and distribution of cellular elements in the brain o f the honey bee


The total number of cells in the brain of a worker and a drone of Apis mellifica was calculated by counting the nuclei. The worker's brain contains 851.458 ± 15% cells, while the drone's contains 1,209,681 ± 15%. The total number of Glia cells is estimated to be a little more than 5% of the total number of cells for both castes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Witthöft
    • 1
  1. 1.Pädagogische Hochschule Westfalen-Lippe Abteilung Münster IIVogel-von-Falkenstein-Str. 4

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