Functional morphology of insect mechanoreceptors

  title={Functional morphology of insect mechanoreceptors},
  author={Thomas A. Keil},
  journal={Microscopy Research and Technique},
  • T. Keil
  • Published 15 December 1997
  • Biology
  • Microscopy Research and Technique
This paper reviews the structure and function of insect mechanoreceptors with respect to their cellular, subcellular, and cuticular organization. [] Key Method Mechanoreceptors are composed of four cells: a bipolar sensory neuron, which is enveloped by the thecogen, the trichogen, and the tormogen cells. Apically, the neuron gives off a ciliary dendrite which is attached to the stimulus-transmitting cuticular structures. In types 1-3, the tip of the dendrite contains a highly organized cytoskeletal complex…

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