Neural control of postural muscles in Callianassa californiensis and three other species of decapod crustaceans

  title={Neural control of postural muscles in Callianassa californiensis and three other species of decapod crustaceans},
  author={L. B. Kahan},
  journal={Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology},
  • L. B. Kahan
  • Published 1 September 1971
  • Biology
  • Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology
Abstract 1. 1. The superficial flexor muscles of Callianassa californiensis are divided into two layers of muscle fibers which differ in contraction speed. 2. 2. The flexor motor system consists of five excitatory neurons and one inhibitory neuron per half segment. 3. 3. The two layers of muscle are served by different subsets of the excitatory neurons whose physiological properties are matched to the contractile properties of the muscle fibers they innervate. 4. 4. Serially homologous neurons… Expand
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