from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A simple sensory receptor consisting of one cell or a few cells, especially a hairlike epithelial cell projecting through the cuticle of arthropods.
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- n. Any of several sensory organs in some insects
Long sensillum is highly efficient directional end aperature antenna and has 4x amplification.
To test whether Go dependent signaling is involved in mediating olfactory responses in Drosophila, we analyzed electroantennogram and single-sensillum recordings from flies that conditionally express pertussis toxin, a specific inhibitor of Go in Drosophila.