Nerve terminals of mucous gland electroreceptors in the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus).

@article{Manger1995NerveTO,
  title={Nerve terminals of mucous gland electroreceptors in the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus).},
  author={Paul R Manger and Jack D Pettigrew and Janet R Keast and Al Bauer},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={260 1357},
  pages={
          13-9
        }
}
Platypus mucous gland electroreceptors differ from electroreceptors described for fish in that they lack an associated specialized sensory cell. Thus a bare nerve terminal is used to detect electrical stimuli, and also to generate local and action potentials. Previous studies have identified these terminals (an average of 16 per mucous gland), but had not shown whether the terminals have direct contact with the duct of the mucous gland. This poses the problem of how the electrical stimulus… CONTINUE READING

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