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Destruction in vivo de neurones ocellaires chez la Blatte, Periplaneta americana

Abstract : Cobalt chloride has on the ocellus of the cockroach Periplaneta americana, the same destroying effect as a thermocauterisation or electrocoagulation. When an iontophoretic diffusion of cobalt chloride is done without any current from the ocelli, the second-order ocellar neurons are destroyed yet no modification is observed in the vital functions of the cockroach. Cobalt chloride iontophoresis could be used to destroy ocellar neurons only if these ocellar neurons are not going to be immediately replaced. Experiments show that the ocellar neuron killed is replaced after apolysis, but if the substitute neuron is destroyed in its turn, the destruction is definitive. These results suggest two methods of destruction for second-order ocellar neurons: one for larvae and one for adult cockroaches.
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Anne Bernard. Destruction in vivo de neurones ocellaires chez la Blatte, Periplaneta americana. Journal of Insect Physiology, Elsevier, 1977, 23 (8), pp.1057-1061. ⟨10.1016/0022-1910(77)90134-2⟩. ⟨hal-01368593⟩

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