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Physiological properties, time of development, and central projection are correlated in the wing mechanoreceptors of Drosophila

Dickinson, Michael H. and Palka, John (1987) Physiological properties, time of development, and central projection are correlated in the wing mechanoreceptors of Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience, 7 (12). pp. 4201-4208. ISSN 0270-6474. PMCID PMC6569114. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20181116-080603622

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Abstract

The wing of Drosophila contains 8 sensory structures (campaniform sensilla), which lie in specific locations and possess identical surface morphology. The axons of the campaniform neurons follow either a medial or a lateral tract within the CNS. Previous studies (Palka et al., 1986) indicate that choice of central pathway correlates with the time of birth and differentiation of the neurons rather than with their topographic distribution on the wing. On the basis of the response properties revealed by mechanical and electrical stimulation, these sensory cells also fall into 2 physiological categories, rapidly and slowly adapting, that correlate exactly with central projection and birthdate. Thus, within this discrete population of sensory neurons there exists a precise 3-way correlation between physiology, central projection, and time of development.


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Dickinson, Michael H.0000-0002-8587-9936
Additional Information:© 1987 Society for Neuroscience. Beginning six months after publication the Work will be made freely available to the public on SfN’s website to copy, distribute, or display under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Received Mar. 18, 1987; revised June 8, 1987; accepted June 11, 1987. We thank Dr. M. A. Murray for use of photomicrographs, and J. Stewart for help with construction of wing maps. Drs. T. Daniel and W. Moody provided helpful criticism of this manuscript. This research was supported by NIH Jacob Javits Award NS 07778 and NSF Research Grant BNS 8507460 (to J.P.), and NSF Graduate Fellowship (to M.H.D.).
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Official Citation:Physiological properties, time of development, and central projection are correlated in the wing mechanoreceptors of Drosophila. MH Dickinson, J Palka. Journal of Neuroscience 1 December 1987, 7 (12) 4201-4208; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.07-12-04201.1987
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