The giant fiber and pectoral fin adductor motoneuron system in the hatchetfish.

Abstract

In the medulla of the hatchetfish each Mauthner fiber forms chemical synapses on a number of large myelinated axons termed giant fibers. The giant fibers form rectifying electrotonic synapses on pectoral fin adductor motoneurons, and in this fish bilateral pectoral fin adduction is an important component of the Mauthner fiber-mediated escape reflex. The… (More)

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@article{Gilat1986TheGF, title={The giant fiber and pectoral fin adductor motoneuron system in the hatchetfish.}, author={Eran Gilat and Dale H. Hall and Michael Vander Lann Bennett}, journal={Brain research}, year={1986}, volume={365 1}, pages={96-104} }