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- Ridgel, A.L.; Ritzmann, R.E.
- Journal of comparative physiology 2005 v.191 no.6 pp. 559-573
- pilocarpine, etc ; Blaberus discoidalis; posture; locomotion; walking; kinematics; brain; subesophageal ganglia; lesions (animal); motor neurons; electromyography; octopamine; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... Few studies in arthropods have documented to what extent local control centers in the thorax can support locomotion in absence of inputs from head ganglia. Posture, walking, and leg motor activity was examined in cockroaches with lesions of neck or circumoesophageal connectives. Early in recovery, cockroaches with neck lesions had hyper-extended postures and did not walk. After recovery, posture w ...