Structural Connectome of the Fruit Flies
Chi-Tin Shih1*, Ann-Shyn Chiang2
1Department of Applied Physics, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
2Institute of Biotechnology, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
* presenting author:Chi-Tin Shih, email:shih.chi.tin@gmail.com
The neuron-to-neuron network of female Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) is constructed from the 23,000 single-neuron images in FlyCircuit, the most comprehensive neuronal image database to date. Polarities of the neuronal fibers and connections between neurons were predicted according to the neuronal morphology and the positions of the neurons in the standard brain. Complex network theory was applied on this network and several important properties of the brain network were revealed like node centralities, community structure, rich club, and loops.


Keywords: connectome, brain network, complex network analysis, fruit fly