olfactorysystem2 - receptor project to the same glomerulus...

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For question 25 which speaks about Axel and Buck's discovery, Can you elaborate as to how the information collected by the olfactory receptor cells is "kept discrete as it makes its way into the brain?" Thompson: The receptor cells that have one particular kind of olfactory
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Unformatted text preview: receptor project to the same glomerulus and make synapses on the same mitral cell. This ensures that the only information this mitral cell receives is from receptor cells that have the same olfactory receptor molecule on their surface....
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course BIO 365R taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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