The so-called flexor strand of the femoral chordotonal organ of the locust jumping leg was found to be innervated by a single sensory neurone with its cell body in the metathoracic ganglion. The strand is therefore a new mechanoreceptor of the strand receptor class. It is sensitive to extension of the femoro-tibial joint. The innervation is rather unusual in the hind leg as well as in the fore and middle legs.
JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 May 1985
Strand Receptors Associated with the Femoral Chordotonal Organs of Locust Legs
1Fakultät für Biologie, Universität Konstanz, Postfach 5560, 7750 Konstanz, F.R.G.; Inetitut für Zoologie, Technische Univeraität München, Lichtenbergstrasee 4, 8046 Garching, F.R.G.
Accepted: 25 Oct 1984
Online Issn: 1477-9145
Print Issn: 0022-0949
© 1985 by Company of Biologists
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PETER BRAUNIG; Strand Receptors Associated with the Femoral Chordotonal Organs of Locust Legs. J Exp Biol 1 May 1985; 116 (1): 331–341. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.116.1.331
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