Lateral giant fibers of crayfish: Location of somata by dye injection

M. Remler, A. Selverston, D. Kennedy

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Using a new technique for injecting fluorescent dye, we have analyzed the intraganglionic architecture of the lateral giant interneutron in crayfish. Each lateral giant interneuron comprises a giant axon, an ipsilateral dendritic arborization of fairly constant form, and a contralateral soma. Antidromic axon spikes produce only, small, electronic potentials in the soma; direct depolarization there fails to produce electrically excitable membrane responses and cannot discharge the main axon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
Issue number3850
StatePublished - 1968
Externally publishedYes

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