Brain Region List

The list of brain regions is based on Ito et al. (in preparation).
The brain regions shown in bold letters correspond to 12 major categories of brain regions.

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Drosophila nervous system

central nervous system (CNS)

brain

supraoesophageal ganglion (SPG)

optic lobe (OL)

lamina (LA)

lamina proper (LAP)

lamina dorsal rim area (LADRA)
plexiform lamina (PLLA)
accessory lamina (ALA)
medulla (ME)

medulla proper (MEP)

medulla dorsal rim area (MEDRA)
plexiform medulla (PLME)

outer medulla (MEO)

medulla layer 1 (M1)
medulla layer 2 (M2)
medulla layer 3 (M3)
medulla layer 4 (M4)
medulla layer 5 (M5)
medulla layer 6 (M6)
serpentine layer (SPL, M7)
inner medulla (MEI)

medulla layer 8 (M8)
medulla layer 9 (M9)
medulla layer 10 (M10)
accessory medulla (AME)
lobula complex (LOX)

lobula (LO)

lobula layer 1 (LO1)
lobula layer 2 (LO2)
lobula layer 3 (LO3)
lobula layer 4 (LO4)
lobula layer 5 (LO5)
lobula layer 6 (LO6)
lobula plate (LOP)

lobula plate layer 1 (LOP1)
lobula plate layer 2 (LOP2)
lobula plate layer 3 (LOP3)
lobula plate layer 4 (LOP4)
cerebrum

mushroom body (MB)

calyx complex (CAX)

calyx (CA)

medial calyx (MCA)
lateral calyx (LCA)
accessory calyx (ACA)
pedunculus (PED)

pedunculus neck (PEDN)

pedunculus divide (PEDD)
spur (SPU)
vertical lobes (VL)

vertical γ lobe (VγL)
α' lobe (α'L)
α lobe (αL)
αp lobe (αpL)
medial lobes (ML)

γ lobe (γL)
β' lobe (β'L)
β lobe (βL)
βp lobe (βpL)
trauben (TRA)
central complex (CX)

central body (CB)

fan shaped body (FB)
ellipsoid body (EB)
protocerebral bridge (PB)
noduli (NO)
lateral complex (LX)

bulb (BU)

superior bulb (SBU)
inferior bulb (IBU)
anterior bulb (ABU)
lateral accessory lobe (LAL)

upper lateral accessory lobe (ULAL)
lower lateral accessory lobe (LLAL)
gall
ventrolateral neuropils (VLNP)

optic tubercle (OTU)

upper unit (UU)
lower unit (LU)
ventrolateral protocerebrum (VLP)

anterior ventrolateral protocerebrum (AVLP)
inferior ventrolateral protocerebrum (IVLP)
posterior ventrolateral protocerebrum (PVLP)
posteriorlateral protocerebrum (PLP)
lateral horn (LH)
superior neuropils (SNP)

superior lateral protocerebrum (SLP)
superior intermediate protocerebrum (SIP)
superior medial protocerebrum (SMP)
inferior neuropils (INP)

clamp (CL)

superior clamp (SCL)
inferior clamp (ICL)
crepine (CRE)

rubus (RUB)
antler (ATL)
inferior bridge (IB)
antennal lobe (AL)

antennal lobe hub (ALH)
antennal lobe glomeruli (GL or ALGL)
ventromedial neuropils (VMNP)

ventral complex (VX)

vest (VES)
epaulette (EPA)
gorget (GOR)
posterior slope (PS)

superior posterior slope (SPS)
inferior posterior slope (IPS)
perioesophageal neuropils (PONP)

saddle (SAD)

antennal mechanosensory and motor center (AMMC)
flange (FLA)
cantle (CAN)
prow (PRW)

dorsal pharyngeal sensory center (DPS)
suboesophageal ganglion (SOG)

ventral pharyngeal sensory center (VPS)
anterior maxillary sensory center (AMS)
posterior maxillary sensory center (PMS)
labellar sensory center (LBS)
thoraco-abdominal ganglia

thoracic ganglia

T1

leg neuropil
neck neuropil
T2

flight neuropils
leg neuropil
T3

haltere neuropils
leg neuropil
abdominal ganglia

A1
A2-A7
A8+
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