Region in the ventral telencephalon, prominent in rodents, but present in all mammals, consisting of a laminated cortical part and the cap/hilus region. It is traditionally viewed as part of the olfactory cortex but recognized by some as having a striatal character. According to many authors, the structure of the OT transitions from cortical like to striatal like along the lateral medial axis. (Maryann Martone) [ ]

Synonyms: tuberculum olfactorium

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
tuberculum olfactorium

depicted by

dubious for taxon

external definition

The olfactory tubercle is a structure involved in Olfaction. It is present in humans, but much smaller than it is in some other animals. It is a frequent subject of research.



taxon notes

Absent in primates