Mechanoreceptors in the Cuticle of the Honey Bee: Fine Structure and Stimulus Mechanism

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Science  04 Sep 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3636, pp. 1063-1065
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3636.1063


The distal nerve process of hair plate sensilla and campaniform sensilla contains a special terminal structure in the form of a bundle of tubules herein designated the "tubular body." Physiological and morphological results indicate that compression at the site of this body probably acts as the stimulus at the cellular level. A ciliary structure separates an outer segment of the distal nerve process from the remaining distal fiber.