An in vitro physiological preparation of a vertebrate communicatory behavior: chirping in the weakly electric fish,Apteronotus

  • J. E. Dye
  • Published 1988 in Journal of Comparative Physiology A


1. An in vitro preparation of the medullary pacemaker nucleus of the weakly electric fishApteronotus leptorhynchus was studied which fires regularly and synchronously at the fish's characteristic frequency of electric organ discharge (EOD). Upon bipolar stimulation of tissue regions through which pass prepacemaker nucleus afferents to the pacemaker, a brief… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00604899


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