Development of neuronal connectivity in Drosophila antennal lobes and mushroom bodies

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2002 Feb;12(1):80-6. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(02)00293-3.


Recent advances in the study of the connectivity of Drosophila olfactory system include the demonstration that olfactory receptor neurons project to specific glomeruli according to the receptor type they express, and that their projection neuron partners are prespecified to innervate particular glomeruli by birth order or time. This same theme of sequential generation has been observed in the generation of the three major types of mushroom body neurons.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / cytology
  • Drosophila / embryology*
  • Ganglia, Invertebrate / cytology
  • Ganglia, Invertebrate / embryology*
  • Mushroom Bodies / cytology
  • Mushroom Bodies / embryology*
  • Neural Pathways / physiology
  • Neurons / cytology*