Motor Excitation with Reference to Neural Photoreception in Scorpion


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Geethabali, . (1976) Motor Excitation with Reference to Neural Photoreception in Scorpion. Life Sciences, 18 (9). pp. 1009-1012. ISSN 00243205

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The effect of photic input from the neural photoreceptors in the metasoma of the scorpion Heterometrus on the motor activity was examined. It was observed that the illumination of these photoreceptors results in the excitation of a large number of efferent fibers innervating various parts of the body. Furthermore, the input was also found to elicit a bending movement of the telson which constitutes an important part of the sting reflex of the animal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Zoology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Zoology
Depositing User: Mrs Sushma H R
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 10:45
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 10:45

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