Temperature-Dependence of Resistance at an Electrotonic Synapse

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Science  08 Aug 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3893, pp. 594-597
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3893.594


The junctional resistance at septa of the crayfish lateral giant axon is inversely related to temperature with a Q1l, of about 3 over the range from 5° to 20°C. Nonjunctional axonal membrane is much less affected. Resistance changes occur rapidly with temperature changes. No correlates in ultrastructure of the synapses have been found.

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