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Single Sensillum Recordings in the Insects Drosophila melanogaster and Anopheles gambiae
 

Single Sensillum Recordings in the Insects Drosophila melanogaster and Anopheles gambiae

Article doi: 10.3791/1725
February 17th, 2010

Summary February 17th, 2010

Electrophysiological responses of olfactory sensory neurons to odorants can be measured in insects using single sensillum recordings. In this video article we will demonstrate how to perform single sensillum recordings in the antennae of the vinegar fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and the maxillary palps of the malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae).

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