Structure of the mushroom bodies of the insect brain

Annu Rev Entomol. 2006;51:209-32. doi: 10.1146/annurev.ento.51.110104.150954.

Abstract

The past decade has produced an explosion of new information on the development, neuroanatomy, and possible functions of the mushroom bodies. This review provides a concise, contemporary overview of the structure of the mushroom bodies. Two topics are highlighted: the volume plasticity of mushroom body neuropils evident in the brains of some adult insects and a possible essential role for the gamma lobe in olfactory memory.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenylyl Cyclases / genetics
  • Adenylyl Cyclases / physiology
  • Animals
  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Drosophila Proteins / genetics
  • Drosophila Proteins / physiology
  • Dynamins / genetics
  • Dynamins / physiology
  • Insecta / anatomy & histology*
  • Insecta / growth & development
  • Insecta / physiology*
  • Memory / physiology
  • Metamorphosis, Biological
  • Mushroom Bodies / anatomy & histology*
  • Mushroom Bodies / cytology
  • Mushroom Bodies / growth & development
  • Mutation / physiology
  • Neuropil / physiology
  • Neuropil / ultrastructure
  • Synaptic Transmission / genetics
  • Synaptic Transmission / physiology

Substances

  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Dynamins
  • shi protein, Drosophila
  • Adenylyl Cyclases
  • Rut protein, Drosophila