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Olfactory subsystems in mammals: morphology, genetic and evolution

Author: Ignacio Salazar, Pablo Chamero
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 9782889195541
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The nasal cavity and the elements it comprises are lined by mucosa. This mucosa contains olfactory sensory neurons, which are organized into four different territories: main olfactory epithelium, septal organ, vomeronasal epithelium and ganglion of Gr├╝nemberg. From a morphological point of view, these territories could initially be considered as isolated olfactory subsystems, which - as a whole or independently - have been addressed in the contributions enclosed in this Topic.