Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Giant Axons

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1087

Very large neurons running through the abdominal ganglia of insects, and connecting by electrical rather than chemical synapses. Giant axons promote the rapid transmission of impulses.

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