Gal Haspel

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Rapid escape swims in fish are initiated by the Mauthner cells, giant reticulospinal neurons with unique specializations for swift responses. The Mauthner cells directly activate motoneurons and facilitate predator detection by integrating acoustic, mechanosensory, and visual stimuli. In addition, larval fish show well-coordinated escape responses when(More)
24 Rapid escape swims in fish are initiated by the Mauthner cells, giant reticulospinal 25 neurons with unique specializations for swift responses. The Mauthner cells directly 26 activate motoneurons and facilitate predator detection by integrating acoustic, 27 mechanosensory and visual stimuli. In addition, larval fish show well-coordinated escape 28(More)
MSD is composed of a single ~200 µm long rod, ~20 µm in diameter, that is widest at the distal tip and attached Teeth and skin teeth (denticles), collectively named odontodes, are usually associated with the physical roles of cutting, protection or drag reduction in fishes [1,2]. These structures are composed of a soft pulp surrounded by dentine and covered(More)
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