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Dimorphic olfactory lobes in the arthropoda.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
1749-6632
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
1170
Pages
487–496
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04020.x
PMID: 19686183
Source
Medline
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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.

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