Articles by Bonnie Leksrisawat in JoVE
Muscle Receptor Organs in the Crayfish Abdomen: A Student Laboratory Exercise in Proprioception Bonnie Leksrisawat*1, Ann S. Cooper*1, Allison B. Gilberts*1, Robin L. Cooper*1 1Department of Biology, University of Kentucky The primary purpose of this experiment is to understand how primary sensory neurons convey information of joint movements and positions as proprioceptive information for an animal. An additional objective of this report is present the anatomy of the preparation by dissection and viewing of neurons under a dissecting microscope.
Physiological Experimentation with the Crayfish Hindgut: A Student Laboratory Exercise Ann S. Cooper*1, Bonnie Leksrisawat*1, Allison B. Gilberts*1, A. Joffre Mercier*2, Robin L. Cooper*1 1Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, 2Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University In this report we demonstrate techniques that can be used to investigate the biology of the crayfish hindgut. We show how to dissect a crayfish abdomen and study the associated anatomy, physiology and modulation of activity. The peristaltic activity and strength of contractions are measured using a force transducer.