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Strand receptors associated with the femoral chordotonal organs of locust legs

Barunig, P.

Journal of Experimental Biology 116: 331-342

1985


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0949
Accession: 001466884

The so-called flexor strand of the femoral chordotonal organ of the locust jumping leg was found to be innervated by a single sensory neurone with its cell body in the metathoracic ganglion. The strand is therefore a new mechanoreceptor of the strand receptor class. It is sensitive to extension of the femoro-tibial joint. The innervation is rather unusual in the hind leg as well as in the fore and middle legs.

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