Mechanoreceptors innervating soft cuticle in the abdomen of the hermit crab, Pagurus pollicarus

@article{Chapple2002MechanoreceptorsIS,
  title={Mechanoreceptors innervating soft cuticle in the abdomen of the hermit crab, Pagurus pollicarus},
  author={William D. Chapple},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2002},
  volume={188},
  pages={753-766}
}
  • W. Chapple
  • Published 26 October 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
Abstract. Mechanoreceptors in the soft cuticle of the 4th abdominal segment of the hermit crab, Pagurus pollicarus, that are associated with reflex activation of abdominal postural motoneuron, were studied to determine whether their properties are consistent with a feedback control of abdominal stiffness. Three classes of receptors were identified: (1) setal dome receptors, (2) hypodermal receptors, and (3) funnel-canal receptors. The hypodermal receptors, which have the largest extracellular… Expand
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