Range fractionation in the locust metathoracic femoral chordotonal organ

  title={Range fractionation in the locust metathoracic femoral chordotonal organ},
  author={Tom Matheson},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Insect femoral chordotonal organs are internal proprioceptors which monitor the position and movements of the femur-tibia joint of the leg. The locust (Locusta migratoria) metathoracic femoral chordotonal organ is composed of approximately 100 neurones with a variety of response properties. In this study intracellular recordings were used to examine the range fractionation of phasic and tonic responses to tibial movements. Some neurones responded across the full range of leg angles, while… CONTINUE READING


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