Antennal lobe

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The antennal lobe is the main part of the brain of an insect that controls the olfactory sense. The antennal lobe is a sphere-shaped deutocerebral neuropil in the brain. It receives information from the olfactory sensory neurons in the antennae and mouthparts.[1]

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  1. Scott, Kristin; Brady, Roscoe; Cravchik, Anibal; Morozov, Pavel; Rzhetsky, Andrey; Zuker, Charles; Axel, Richard (2001). "A Chemosensory Gene Family Encoding Candidate Gustatory and Olfactory Receptors in Drosophila". Cell. 104 (5): 661–673. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(01)00263-X.