Home > Papers from 2011 > Antennal-lobe organisation in Cataglyphis

Antennal-lobe organisation in Cataglyphis

Cataglyphid desert ants are, of course, excellent individual navigators with C. fortis, in particular, an especially well studied model system. In this paper Stieb et al look at the organisation of the antennal lobes of C. fortis in comparison to other Cataglyphis species. Fortis show a reduced number of glomeruli but workers do show one particular glomerulus which is intriguingly enlarged. The extreme salt-pan ecology of fortis may have driven adaptations in the olfactory system as well as the navigational systems.

Sara Mae Stieb, Christina Kelber, Rüdiger Wehner, Wolfgang Rössler (2011) Antennal-Lobe Organization in Desert Ants of the Genus Cataglyphis. Brain Behav Evol 2011;77:136-146 (DOI: 10.1159/000326211)

Categories: Papers from 2011
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s