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Evolutionary diversification of the auditory organ sensilla in Neoconocephalus katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) correlates with acoustic signal diversification over phylogenetic relatedness and
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The auditory sensilla show significant differences between species despite their recent radiation, and morphological and ecological similarities, which indicates the responses to natural and sexual selection, including divergence of temporal and spectral signal properties.
Sensing of Substrate Vibrations in the Adult Cicada Okanagana rimosa (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
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Investigation of the leg nerve by neuronal tracing and summed nerve recordings revealed that the vibratory sense of cicada Okanagana rimosa (Say) has a femoral chordotonal organ with about 20 sensory cells and a tibial subgenual organ with two sensory cells.
Characterization of Drosophila Nidogen/entactin reveals roles in basement membrane stability, barrier function and nervous system patterning
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Characterization of Drosophila Nidogen/Entactin (Ndg) mutants reveals that Ndg is not essential for basement membrane (BM) assembly but its loss impaired BM stability and permeability, and caused peripheral nervous system defects.
Characterization of Drosophila Nidogen/entactin reveals roles in basement membrane stability, barrier function and nervous system plasticity
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Drosophila Nidogen/Entactin (Ndg) mutants are characterized revealing that loss of Ndg impairs basement membrane (BM) stability and permeability as well as proper function of the nervous system.