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- Libersat, F.; Haspel, G.; Casagrand, J.; Fouad, K.
- Journal of comparative physiology 1999 v.184 no.3 pp. 333-345
- pilocarpine, etc ; Sphecidae; Periplaneta americana; venoms; ganglia; neurons; muscles; electrophysiology; electromyography; interneurons; motor neurons; Ampulex compressa; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... The parasitic wasp Ampulex compressa stings a cockroach Periplaneta americana in the neck, toward the head ganglia (the brain and subesophageal ganglion). In the present study our aim was to identify the head ganglion that is the target of the venom and the mechanisms by which the venom blocks the thoracic portion of the escape neuronal circuitry. Because the escape responses elicited by a wind st ...