The Stomatogastric Nervous System

(Last update: December 3, 2009; Send updates to Dan Hartline.)

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.

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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 material.

Links to Researchers with interests in stomatogastric nervous system

Electronic research and review postings

STG meetings, past and future


Comprehensive STG Reference List

maintained by Farzan Nadim and Jorge Golowasch
Citations from this web site

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Other goodies

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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 Spider-in-Chief. 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 and maintenance.