Presence of octopamine in firefly photomotor neurons.

@article{Christensen1983PresenceOO,
  title={Presence of octopamine in firefly photomotor neurons.},
  author={Thomas A. Christensen and Thomas Sherman and R. E. McCaman and Albert D. Carlson},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1983},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={183-9}
}
Various tissues involved in producing luminescence in larval fireflies (Photuris versicolor) were examined for the presence of octopamine. These tissues included the terminal abdominal ganglion (A8) which innervates the paired lantern organs, the cell bodies of the photomotor neurons and the isolated larval lanterns. A previous study has identified the 4 motoneurons arising from A8 which bilaterally innervate the paired larval lanterns through symmetrical axons existing both sides of the… CONTINUE READING

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