Effect of Temperature on Isolated Stretch-Receptor Organ of the Crayfish

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Science  13 Feb 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3346, pp. 392-393
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3346.392


Abdominal stretch-receptor organs of Astacus leptodactylus are investigated by means of extra- and intracellular leads. The effects of changing temperature on steady-state rate of activity are surprisingly low. The sensory nerve cell compensates for changes in temperature by means of opposite reactions of generator potential and threshold.