The Stomatogastric Nervous System
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About This Site
This site provides information and Web links for researchers and others
interested in the arthropod stomatogastric nervous system. Included are a basic overview of the stomatogastric nervous system, links to personal/professional web
pages of researchers, links to bibliographic data, and links to other appropriate
resources. Contributions and suggestions are welcome.
Overview of the stomatogastric nervous system
The stomatogastric nervous system of arthropods consists of several linked
motor pattern generating centers which produce the complex coordinated motor output
needed to control the foregut. Owing to its relatively small number of
reidentifiable cells, the stomatogastric nervous system of crustaceans has become
one of the better understood of all simple model pattern-generating systems. The
primary components of the system consist of the stomatogastric ganglion
(STG), the oesophageal ganglion and the paired commissural ganglia.
Follow these hypertext-links for information on:
Selected topics concerning the stomatogastric nervous system
For further information, individual web pages of the research groups listed below and
postings of recent research may be consulted. Specialty pages by
researchers in the field will be added here as we receive notice of the posted
Links to Researchers with interests in stomatogastric nervous system
Electronic research and review postings
maintained by Farzan Nadim and
Citations from this web site
- Flow chart for cell identification of pyloric neurons in Panulirus.
- Free 3D neuron reconstruction software (NIH Image macros) for confocal microscope data sets
Links to web sites on related topics
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These pages are maintained by Dan Hartline. Suggestions, additions, corrections and contributions (especially links to Web pages) are welcome: please contact the
The site was initiated by grants from the Human Frontiers Science Program to Brandeis Univ.
(Eve Marder, P.I.)
via subcontract to Univ. of Hawaii and from an NIH RCMI grant. We are grateful to
Dr. Brad Jones for technical assistance in their creation