electroreceptors


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electroreceptors

nerve endings which perceive differences in voltage fields; a feature of fish and monotremes.
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Numerous other species across the vertebrate clade have demonstrated the ability to localize prey and conspecifics using only their electroreceptors (Bullock, 1982; Wilkens and Hoffman, 2005).
147-200 in Electroreceptors and Other Specialized Receptors in Lower Vertebrates, A.
You just need to grow the nerve a little bit further and you have a basic electroreceptor.
Some fish have electroreceptors, as do echidnas, the other egg-laying mammal.
This means that platypuses didn't inherit electroreceptors from some distant relative.
Tuning of electroreceptors in the blind cave salamander, Proteus anguinus L.
297-312 in Electroreceptors and Other Specialized Receptors in Lower Vertebrates, Handbook of Sensory Physiology, Vol.
Specifically, he investigated the area of electroreceptors in the skin of the skate that generate sensory information that is relayed to the dorsal nucleus of the brain stem.
The amplitude modulation and the phase modulation are sampled by different classes of electroreceptors and processed in parallel by the hindbrain (Rose et al.
This internally generated reafference modulates the activity of electroreceptors by changing the voltage at the internal face of the apical membrane of the receptor cells.
The sensitivity of the electroreceptor system has been studied in a broad range of elasmobranchs (reviewed by Montgomery, 1988; Kalmijn, 2003) and there is no evidence of a lesser sensitivity in rays when compared to sharks.