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Synaptic Organization of Microglomerular Clusters in the Lateral and Medial Bulbs of the Honeybee Brain

Synaptic Organization of Microglomerular Clusters in the Lateral and Medial Bulbs of the Honeybee Brain

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MOTA, Theo, Sabine KREISSL, Ana CARRASCO DURÁN, Damien LEFER, C. Giovanni GALIZIA, Martin GIURFA, 2016. Synaptic Organization of Microglomerular Clusters in the Lateral and Medial Bulbs of the Honeybee Brain. In: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 10, 103. eISSN 1662-5129

@article{Mota2016-11-01Synap-36443, title={Synaptic Organization of Microglomerular Clusters in the Lateral and Medial Bulbs of the Honeybee Brain}, year={2016}, doi={10.3389/fnana.2016.00103}, volume={10}, journal={Frontiers in Neuroanatomy}, author={Mota, Theo and Kreissl, Sabine and Carrasco Durán, Ana and Lefer, Damien and Galizia, C. Giovanni and Giurfa, Martin}, note={Article Number: 103} }

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