, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 1042–1043 | Cite as

Nerves and muscles regulating feather follicle movements in the chicken

  • S. Angel
  • I. M. Levinger
  • Mazal Amosi
Specialia Anatomica, Histologica, Embryologica, Carcinologica


It was found that most feather follicles possess more than a single muscle system but only single nerve endings were observed in a feather follicle. It seems that muscles exist which antagonize each other. Anastomoses of nerves orginating from different sources and flowing of mixed nerves into the feather follicle could explain the antagonistic action of the muscles on the feather follicle.


Nerve Ending Antagonistic Action Single Muscle Muscle System Single Nerve 
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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Angel
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. M. Levinger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mazal Amosi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Food Technology, Agricultural Research OrganizationVolcani CenterBet-DaganIsrael

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