Motor supply of the dorsal longitudinal muscles II: Comparison of motoneurone sets in Tracheata

@article{Heckmann2004MotorSO,
  title={Motor supply of the dorsal longitudinal muscles II: Comparison of motoneurone sets in Tracheata},
  author={Richard Anderson Heckmann and Wolfram Kutsch},
  journal={Zoomorphology},
  year={2004},
  volume={115},
  pages={197-211}
}
The set of motoneurones (MNs) supplying a specific ensemble of dorsal longitudinal muscles was studied in several segments of a primarily apterygote insect, Lepisma saccharina (Zygentoma), and a centipede, Lithobius forficatus (Chilopoda). In all preparations, a distribution of the MNs in two adjacent ganglia is observed. The cell number and their morphology in the thorax of L. saccharina are similar to the equivalent neural system of two Caelifera species, whereas in the L. saccharina abdomen… 
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