Alexander N. Knyazev

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We studied the relationship between G197A polymorphism of IL-17A gene and changes in morphometric echocardiography parameters and physiological parameters in skiers (19 examinees). Genotyping was performed by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and echocardiography using a Nemio MX ultrasound scanner (Toshiba). Association of 197A allele of(More)
This paper is based on the author’s lecture presented at the conference Theoretical and Applied Entomology: Past, Present and Future, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Russian Entomological Society, which took place on April 2, 2009 in St. Petersburg. The lecture suggested a definition of the concept “experimental entomology” and listed the most(More)
The development of Gryllus argentinus Sauss. was studied under stable laboratory conditions: the temperature of 26°C, the air humidity of 60%, and the photoperiod of 12h light: 12 h dark. The life cycle of Gryllus argentinus includes four stages: egg, pronymph, nymph, and adult. The duration of embryonic development is 18 days. The depth of egg bedding in(More)
The character of interaction between the cercal and tympanal systems was studied in male crickets Gryllus bimaculatus. Experiments were carried out on non-copulated males at the age of 7 days (copulative period). A complex of directed motor reactions in response to stimulation of animals with conspecific acoustic signals was analyzed. Directed motor(More)
Data are presented about the development of reproductive and defense behavior of noncopulated female crickets Gryllus argentinus Sauss. in the beginning of the imaginal ontogeny. The character of interaction of females with “virtual” males (the “supporting ball” method-“trackball”) was studied. The forms of female motor reactions to models of intraspecies(More)
Development of Phaeophilacris bredoides Kalt. was studied under stable laboratory conditions: temperature of 26°C, air humidity 60%, and 12L: 12D photoperiod (Knyazev, 1985). The life cycle of Ph. bredoides includes four stages: egg, pronymph, nymph, and adult. The duration of embryonic development is 28 days. The nymphal ontogeny lasts 230 days and(More)
The character of motor activity of female crickets Gryllus argentinus Sauss. executing reproductive and defense behavior was studied under normal conditions and under conditions of inactivation of the cercal organ at different stages of imaginal ontogeny (on day 2, 7 and 12). Various forms of motor reactions of females placed on a movable spherical support(More)
Female crickets (Gryllidae) often rely on the quality of male acoustic signals when choosing a potential mate. This quality can be determined by the frequency and temporal structure of the calling song, and both these characteristics are known to change as males grow old. In addition, female choice is influenced by call amplitude, which is primarily a(More)