Talk:Tritonia swim network
This is a clear, succinct review of the status of a classical central pattern generator. It's an ideal place to start for anyone wanting to know more about Tritonia, or CPGs in general.
[reviewer comment: THIS IMAGE IS VISUALLY STRIKING, BUT CONFUSING WITHOUT SOME HELP. MINIMALLY, THERE SHOULD BE SOME INDICATION OF TIME'S ARROW; BETTER, THE TOTAL TIME BETWEEN IMAGES SHOULD BE GIVEN. ALSO, IT APPEARS THAT THE IMAGE CONSISTS OF LEST THAN A HALF-CYCLE OF SWIMMING; IT WOULD BE BETTER TO SHOW A VENTRAL FLEXION, A DORSAL FLEXION, AND AN INTERMEDIATE, ELONGATED STATE, EVEN IF IT REQUIRES SEVERAL FRAMES RATHER THAN THIS VISUALLY-PLEASING SINGLE FRAME.] I will replace the image. We have to work on that one. --Pkatz 18:33, 10 April 2009 (EDT)
[Reviewer Comment: I'M CONFUSED--IS DS-A (sic, meant VSI-A) A CPG NEURON OR NOT? BY THE DEFINITION GIVEN AT THE END OF THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH, IT IS NOT. BY THE WAY IT IS DISCUSSED HERE, IT IS. MAYBE THE 'EFFECTS ON EFFERENT NEURONS' PART OF THE DEFINITION NEEDS TO BE DROPPED.]. We have been ignoring the role of VSI-A lately, but it does have properties consistent with being a member of the CPG, so this part was revised. --Pkatz 18:40, 10 April 2009 (EDT)
- I'll add a figure that includes DRI during the swim as the reviewer suggested.--Pkatz 22:13, 10 April 2009 (EDT)
- I have replaced Fig 5 with a figure that shows an actual recording of DRI as suggested by the reviewer.--Pkatz 22:16, 23 April 2009 (EDT)
The prepulse inhibition section should cite the cellular mechanism paper it is describing. That is:
Frost, W.N., Tian, L.-M., Hoppe, T.A., Mongeluzi, D.L., and Wang, J. A cellular mechanism for prepulse inhibition. Neuron, 40:991-1001, 2003.
Also, we just published a paper in the April issue of Biological Bulletin, if it is of any interest for this review.
Megalou, E.V., Brandon, C.J. and Frost, W.N. Evidence that the Tritonia diomedea swim afferent neurons are glutamatergic. Biological Bulletin, 216: 103-112, 2009.