A Caltech Library Service

Central Neuron Initiation of Periodic Gill Movements

Peretz, Bertram (1969) Central Neuron Initiation of Periodic Gill Movements. Science, 166 (3909). pp. 1167-1172. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.166.3909.1167.

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


In Aplysia periodic spontaneous gill movements are controlled by activity endogenous to the abdominal ganglion. These movements were still observed when only the ctenidio-genital nerve was left intact between the ganglion and the gill. One kind of spontaneous gill movement (one per 5 minutes at 15°C) was correlated with the expression of activity of interneuron II; others were not. With reference to this kind of spontaneous gill movement, four types of central neurons in the ganglion send processes to the gill via the nerve. Two cell types (ii, iii) are inhibited and the other two (i, iv) are excited. Two types (i, ii) elicited gill movement—one type activating large gill areas elicited spontaneous gill movements, and the other activating specific gill regions did not participate in the spontaneous gill movements. The value of this preparation in studying the role of central neurons eliciting specific patterned movements and the temporal organization of their activity is shown.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Additional Information:© 1969 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 14 April 1969; revised 11 August 1969. I thank F. Strumwasser for encouragement, support, and comments. I also thank J. J. Gilliam for technical assistance. Supported in part by PHS special fellowship 7 F03 GM-32, 521-03, grant NB 07071, and NASA grant NGR 05-002-031.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)7 F03 GM-32
U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)521-03
U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)NB 07071
NASANGR 05-002-031
Issue or Number:3909
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20151214-104311713
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Central Neuron Initiation of Periodic Gill Movements Bertram Peretz Science 28 November 1969: 166 (3909), 1167-1172. [DOI:10.1126/science.166.3909.1167]
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:62862
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Dec 2015 18:48
Last Modified:10 Nov 2021 23:08

Repository Staff Only: item control page