Neuromuscular organization of the pectoralis (pars thoracicus) of the pigeon (Columba livia): implications for motor control.

@article{Kaplan1989NeuromuscularOO,
  title={Neuromuscular organization of the pectoralis (pars thoracicus) of the pigeon (Columba livia): implications for motor control.},
  author={Stephen R. Kaplan and George E. Goslow},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1989},
  volume={224 3},
  pages={426-30}
}
The pectoralis (pars thoracicus) of the domestic pigeon (Columba livia) is divisible into two anatomical parts, the pars sternobrachialis (SB) and the pars thoracobrachialis (TB). Innervation to this complex is from rostral and caudal branches of the brachial ventral cord. In four anesthetized pigeons, the distribution of muscle units associated with each nerve branch was mapped after prolonged stimulation of each nerve and subsequent analysis for muscle fiber glycogen. An additional three… CONTINUE READING
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