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Identification of different types of serotonin-like immunoreactive olfactory interneurons in four infraorders of decapod crustaceans

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An antiserum raised against serotonin (5HT) was applied to the brains of representatives of four different infraorders of decapod crustaceans, and revealed two morphological classes of olfactory interneurons. They were classified by the position and size of their cell bodies, and by their connection pattern. One class consisted of giant olfactory interneurons and the other of globuli cells. They were regarded as input and intrinsic interneurons, respectively, because of their morphology. The two classes displayed a similar pattern in two of the infraorders, whereas only one class appeared in the other two infraorders.

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Johansson, K.U.I. Identification of different types of serotonin-like immunoreactive olfactory interneurons in four infraorders of decapod crustaceans. Cell Tissue Res 264, 357–362 (1991).

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