The influence of denervation of the maturation of the flight muscle of Periplaneta americana.


The metathoracic musculature of the American cockroach Periplaneta americana was denervated by dissecting the nerves originating in the metathoracic ganglion on one side within 2 days after the last moult. The biochemical and morphological differences between normal and denervated musculature were followed two weeks later. Denervation completely prevents… (More)