Dimorphic olfactory lobes in the arthropoda

Nicholas Strausfeld, Carolina E. Reisenman

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Abstract

Specialized olfactory lobe glomeruli relating to sexual or caste differences have been observed in at least five orders of insects, suggesting an early appearance of this trait in insect evolution. Dimorphism is not limited to nocturnal species, but occurs even in insects that are known to use vision for courtship. Other than a single description, there is no evidence for similar structures occurring in the Crustacea, suggesting that the evolution of dimorphic olfactory systems may typify terrestrial arthropods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Olfaction and Taste
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Pages487-496
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781573317382
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1170
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

Keywords

  • Arthropods
  • Dimorphism
  • Evolution
  • Glomeruli
  • Olfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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    Strausfeld, N., & Reisenman, C. E. (2009). Dimorphic olfactory lobes in the arthropoda. In International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste (pp. 487-496). (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1170). Blackwell Publishing Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04020.x