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The gyroscopic mechanism of the halteres of Diptera
  • J. Pringle
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 2 November 1948
The paper gives a detailed anatomical, dynamical and physiological analysis of the gyroscopic mechanism of the halteres of the higher Diptera. (1) A re-examination has been made of the structure ofExpand
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Proprioception In Insects
1. The campaniform sensilla on the legs of Periplaneta are similar in action to those on the palps, and respond to strains in the cuticle. 2. They are arranged in groups at the joints, with parallelExpand
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Proprioception In Insects: II. The Action Of The Campaniform Sensilla On The Legs
1. The campaniform sensilla on the legs of Periplaneta are similar in action to those on the palps, and respond to strains in the cuticle. 2. They are arranged in groups at the joints, with parallelExpand
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The contractile mechanism of insect fibrillar muscle.
  • J. Pringle
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Progress in biophysics and molecular biology
  • 1967
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The excitation and contraction of the flight muscles of insects
  • J. Pringle
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • The Journal of physiology
  • 15 March 1949
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The Croonian Lecture, 1977 - Stretch activation of muscle: function and mechanism
  • J. Pringle
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 5 May 1978
Current theories about the mechanism of muscular contraction suppose that the level of enzymic and contractile activity is controlled by the intracellular concentration of calcium ions, the degree ofExpand
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A Physiological Analysis of Cicada Song
1. The neuromuscular mechanism of sound-production in cicadas has been elucidated by a detailed anatomical and physiological study of Platypleura capitata (Oliv.) and by the analysis of magnetic tapeExpand
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The physiology of insect fibrillar muscle - II Mechanical properties of a beetle flight muscle
When an insect fibrillar muscle is stimulated, it may under certain circumstances perform a rhythmical series of contractions at a frequency different from that of the stimuli. This phenomenon hasExpand
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Mechanical properties of insect fibrillar muscle at large amplitudes of oscillation
  • J. Pringle, R. Tregear
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 October 1969
Glycerol-extracted fibres from Lethocerus flight muscle were subjected to large-amplitude sinusoidal oscillation in a solution containing Mg-ATP and Ca2+ at room temperature, under conditionsExpand
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The south of Scotland
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