Neural Control of the Heartbeat and Skeletal Muscle in Spiders and Scorpions

  • R. G. Sherman


Neural control of muscle systems in arachnids is poorly understood in comparison to the other large classes of arthropods, namely the crustaceans and insects. The vast majority of arachnid studies have involved spiders and scorpions, and they have been directed primarily to the muscles of the heart and leg. In this report, the existing information on the neural control of these muscles will be summarized.


Myocardial Cell Horseshoe Crab Sarcomere Length Ventral Nerve Cord Motor Axon 
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  • R. G. Sherman
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyMiami UniversityOxfordUSA

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