Synaptic input from serial chordotonal organs onto segmentally homologous interneurons in the grasshopper Schistocerca gregaria.

@article{Prier2000SynapticIF,
  title={Synaptic input from serial chordotonal organs onto segmentally homologous interneurons in the grasshopper Schistocerca gregaria.},
  author={K R. Prier and George Stephen Boyan},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={297-312}
}
We investigated the synaptic inputs from the serially homologous pleural, tympanal and wing-hinge chordotonal organs onto a set of identified homologous interneurons (714, 539, 529) in the ventral nerve cord of the grasshopper Schistocerca gregaria. Cobalt backfills show that afferents from all chordotonal organs project into stereotypic tracts in the central nervous system in which intracellular staining reveals the interneurons to have dendritic arborizations. Neuron 714 was found to receive… CONTINUE READING