Bilateral olfaction: Two is better than one for navigation

Baranidharan Raman, Iori Ito, Mark Stopfer

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Do animals require bilateral input to track odors? A recent study reveals that fruit fly larvae can localize odor sources using unilateral inputs from a single functional sensory neuron, but that an enhanced signal-to-noise ratio provided by dual inputs is helpful in more challenging environments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number212
JournalGenome biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 31 2008


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