publication . Article . 2005

Internal muscle in the eye of an insect.

E. T. BURTT; J. A. PATTERSON;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2005 Journal: Nature, volume 228, pages 183-184 (issn: 0028-0836, eissn: 1476-4687, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
THE muscles associated with the vertebrate eye are well known, comprising those responsible for eye movements and the muscles within the eye controlling the iris and lens. The compound eyes of insects form part of the head capsule, and movements of the eye as a whole seem to demand that the whole head be moved as in the peering movements of young locusts1. There is only one little-known reference to a muscle within the compound eye itself, in the blowfly Calliphora2. Lowne called it a “ciliary muscle”, but only noted its outer attachment. Fig. 1a shows that the muscle is attached externally to the medial border of the membrane at the base of the receptor layer, ...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structureseye diseases
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary
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