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Circadian activity rhythm of the house fly continues after optic tract severance and lobectomy

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-158512
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.15851
Helfrich, Charlotte ; Cymborowski, Bronislaw ; Engelmann, Wolfgang
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 15 Jul 2010 11:45


Abstract

Under constant conditions, locomotor activity in about 50% of 63 adult Musca domestica continued to be rhythmic after bilateral severance of optic tracts or bilateral lobectomy. Apparently, the optic lobes of Musca do not contain the oscillator for rhythmic control of locomotor activity as has been proposed for other insects. In 20% of the individuals, several circadian components of activity ...

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