Cobalt filling into spider legs reveals plurisegmental receptor endings and the plurisegmental origin of motor neurons. Motor neuron dendrites are organized into two domains, one interacting with plurisegmental receptors, the other arborizing within the lateral neuropil of the leg neuromere. The intersegmental organization of both motor and sensory elements supports behavioural studies demonstrating inhibitory connections between legs.
- Cupiennius salei
- Neural correlates to behaviour
- Sensory motor pathways
- Spider neuroanatomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Cell Biology