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Table 2.

Physiological characteristics of the 29 neurons stimulated with the main pheromone component (Z7-12:OAc)

ValuesNumber of neurons
Estimated stimulus load at threshold C0 0.005±0.002 ng 22 
Estimated stimulus load at saturation Ces ≥9.8±3.8 ng 22 
Observed stimulus load at saturation Cs 0.6±0.1 ng 17 
Dynamic range CsC0 2.6±0.3 log ng 10 
Dynamic range CesC0 ≥3.5±0.3 log ng 22 
Maximum firing frequency Fmax (near saturation) 114±9 spikes s–1 17 
Maximum number of spikes in the excitation phase (near saturation) 33±2 29 
Minimum latency 241±10 ms 20 
Mean duration of excitation phase for a 200-ms stimulation 356±11 ms 29 
Mean duration of inhibition phase for a 200-ms stimulation 655±30 ms 29 
ValuesNumber of neurons
Estimated stimulus load at threshold C0 0.005±0.002 ng 22 
Estimated stimulus load at saturation Ces ≥9.8±3.8 ng 22 
Observed stimulus load at saturation Cs 0.6±0.1 ng 17 
Dynamic range CsC0 2.6±0.3 log ng 10 
Dynamic range CesC0 ≥3.5±0.3 log ng 22 
Maximum firing frequency Fmax (near saturation) 114±9 spikes s–1 17 
Maximum number of spikes in the excitation phase (near saturation) 33±2 29 
Minimum latency 241±10 ms 20 
Mean duration of excitation phase for a 200-ms stimulation 356±11 ms 29 
Mean duration of inhibition phase for a 200-ms stimulation 655±30 ms 29 

Values are means ± s.e.m.

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