Dendritic reorganization of abdominal motoneurons during metamorphosis of the moth, Manduca sexta.

@article{Levine1985DendriticRO,
  title={Dendritic reorganization of abdominal motoneurons during metamorphosis of the moth, Manduca sexta.},
  author={R. Levine and J. Truman},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1985},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={
          2424-31
        }
}
  • R. Levine, J. Truman
  • Published 1985
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
During metamorphosis in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta, muscles of the abdominal body wall undergo a reorganization. Many die at the end of larval life and are replaced in the adult by newly generated muscles. We have identified several of the motoneurons innervating these muscles and followed them through metamorphosis. The morphology of larval motoneurons is correlated with their target location. Those with medial targets have bilateral dendritic fields, whereas those with lateral targets have… Expand

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