Neuromuscular organization and regional EMG activity of the pectoralis in the pigeon.

@article{Boggs1993NeuromuscularOA,
  title={Neuromuscular organization and regional EMG activity of the pectoralis in the pigeon.},
  author={Dona F. Boggs and Kenneth P Dial},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1993},
  volume={218 1},
  pages={
          43-57
        }
}
In order to improve our understanding of the neuromuscular control of the most massive avian flight muscle, we studied the innervation pattern of the pigeon pectoralis. Nine primary branches from the rostral trunk and nine to ten branches from the caudal trunk of the pectoral nerve were identified by microdissection in ten pigeons. The region of muscle that each branch innervates was delineated by nerve stimulation studies (ten pigeons) and six regions were confirmed by glycogen depletion (ten… CONTINUE READING