Autoactive molluscan neuron: Reflex function and synaptic modulation during feeding in the terrestrial slug, Limax maximus

David J. Prior, Alan Gelperin

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Abstract

The salivary burster (SB) is an autoactive motoneuron to the salivary duct of the terrestrial slug Limax maximus. The SB is electrically coupled to protractor motoneurons and inhibited by the metacerebral giant cell. During feeding these synaptic inputs cause SB activity to be phase-locked to the protraction-retraction cycle. The SB can be used as a clear and reliable monitor of feeding motorprogram activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-232
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Comparative Physiology ■ A
Volume114
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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