Reports

The terminal nerve: a new chemosensory system in vertebrates?

Science  22 Apr 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4595, pp. 435-437
DOI: 10.1126/science.6836287

Abstract

Ganglion cells of the terminal nerve in goldfish are located in the olfactory nerve and bulb and send peripheral processes into the olfactory epithelium and central processes to the supracommissural nuclei of the telencephalon as well as to the retina. Correlations between terminal nerve projections and neurobehavioral studies suggest that the terminal nerve mediates responses to sex pheromones.

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