The crustacean muscle is extremely sensitive to mechanical injury. This is due to the fact that the muscle fibres are innervated by a feltwork of nerve fibres which surrounds them. Apparéntly, there is a lack of a muscular conduction process in these muscles. Contractions have been observed in the same muscle fibres during stimulation of the axon for the fast contraction as well as during stimulation of the fibre for the slow contraction.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 October 1939
The Motor Innervation of a Triply Innervated Crustacean Muscle
A. VAN HARREVELD
The William G. Kerckhoff Laboratories of the Biological Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
Received: 22 Mar 1939
Online Issn: 1477-9145
Print Issn: 0022-0949
Copyright © 1939 The Company of Biologists Ltd.
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A. VAN HARREVELD; The Motor Innervation of a Triply Innervated Crustacean Muscle. J Exp Biol 1 October 1939; 16 (4): 398–402. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.16.4.398
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