The neuromuscular basis of courtship song inDrosophila: The role of the direct and axillary wing muscles

@article{Ewing2007TheNB,
  title={The neuromuscular basis of courtship song inDrosophila: The role of the direct and axillary wing muscles},
  author={Arthur W. Ewing},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={130},
  pages={87-93}
}
1. Power for both flight and for courtship song inDrosophila is provided by the indirect, myogenic, flight muscles (Fig. 7). The axillary and direct wing muscles (Fig. 1) control wing extension, most of the parameters of wing movement and the timing of song pulses. The role of these muscles during song was investigated electrophysiologically. 2. Most of the axillary muscles fire during pulse song inter pulse intervals (Figs. 4, 5). It is suggested that the role of some of these muscles is to… CONTINUE READING