Birgit Greiner

Summary

Affiliation: Lund University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A neural network to improve dim-light vision? Dendritic fields of first-order interneurons in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Cell Tissue Res 322:313-20. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Retinal and optical adaptations for nocturnal vision in the halictid bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Cell Tissue Res 316:377-90. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional antennal lobe atlas of the male moth, Agrotis ipsilon: a tool to study structure-function correlation
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Neurol 475:202-10. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Neural organisation in the first optic ganglion of the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Cell Tissue Res 318:429-37. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual adaptations in the night-active wasp Apoica pallens
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Zoology Building, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Neurol 495:255-62. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Anatomical and physiological evidence for polarisation vision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:591-600. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal vision and landmark orientation in a tropical halictid bee
    Eric J Warrant
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Zoology Building, University of Lund, Helgonavagen 3, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Curr Biol 14:1309-18. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Visual summation in night-flying sweat bees: a theoretical study
    Jamie Carroll Theobald
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Helgonavagen 3, Lund University, S 223 62, Lund, Sweden
    Vision Res 46:2298-309. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Adaptations for nocturnal vision in insect apposition eyes
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Int Rev Cytol 250:1-46. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Central processing of plant volatiles in Agrotis ipsilon males is age-independent in contrast to sex pheromone processing
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, Solvegatan 37, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Chem Senses 27:45-8. 2002

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint A neural network to improve dim-light vision? Dendritic fields of first-order interneurons in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Cell Tissue Res 322:313-20. 2005
    ..Theoretical and future physiological work should further elucidate the roles that this lateral spreading plays to improve dim-light vision in nocturnal insects...
  2. ncbi request reprint Retinal and optical adaptations for nocturnal vision in the halictid bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Cell Tissue Res 316:377-90. 2004
    ..New evidence suggests that additional neuronal spatial summation within the first optic ganglion, the lamina, is involved...
  3. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional antennal lobe atlas of the male moth, Agrotis ipsilon: a tool to study structure-function correlation
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Neurol 475:202-10. 2004
    ..By using the atlas, the respective target glomerulus of each projection neurone could be identified. The importance of the glomerular atlas as a tool to study central olfactory processing and its plasticity is discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Neural organisation in the first optic ganglion of the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Cell Tissue Res 318:429-37. 2004
    ..genalis indicates a potential role for these neurons in the spatial summation of photons from large groups of ommatidia. This specific adaptation in the nocturnal bee could significantly improve reliability of vision in dim light...
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual adaptations in the night-active wasp Apoica pallens
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Zoology Building, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Neurol 495:255-62. 2006
    ..As the optical sensitivity alone cannot account for the 8 log units intensity difference between day and night, a possible role of neural summation within the first optic ganglion (lamina) of nocturnal hymenopterans is discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Anatomical and physiological evidence for polarisation vision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:591-600. 2007
    ..Intracellular recordings within the dorsal rim area show very high polarisation sensitivity and a sensitivity peak within the ultraviolet part of the spectrum...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal vision and landmark orientation in a tropical halictid bee
    Eric J Warrant
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Zoology Building, University of Lund, Helgonavagen 3, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Curr Biol 14:1309-18. 2004
    ..The insensitive optics of apposition eyes are not well suited for nocturnal vision. How well then do nocturnal bees and wasps see? What optical and neural adaptations have they evolved for nocturnal vision?..
  8. ncbi request reprint Visual summation in night-flying sweat bees: a theoretical study
    Jamie Carroll Theobald
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Helgonavagen 3, Lund University, S 223 62, Lund, Sweden
    Vision Res 46:2298-309. 2006
    ..Improved reliability costs acuity, but dark adapted bees already suffer optical blurring, and summation further degrades vision only slightly...
  9. ncbi request reprint Adaptations for nocturnal vision in insect apposition eyes
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Int Rev Cytol 250:1-46. 2006
    ..However, as the gain of these optical adaptations is limited and not sufficient for vision in dim light, additional neural adaptations in the form of spatial and temporal summation are necessary...
  10. ncbi request reprint Central processing of plant volatiles in Agrotis ipsilon males is age-independent in contrast to sex pheromone processing
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, Solvegatan 37, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Chem Senses 27:45-8. 2002
    ..ipsilon males...
  11. ncbi request reprint Eye structure correlates with distinct foraging-bout timing in primitive ants
    Birgit Greiner
    Curr Biol 17:R879-80. 2007