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Chordotonal Organs of Insects
Publisher Summary Chordotonal organs are generally found in Insecta and Crustacea. In insects, chordotonal organs occur in great morphological diversity, and are found at nearly every exoskeletalExpand
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The Redshift of the Optical Transient Associated with GRB 010222
The gamma-ray burst (GRB) 010222 is the brightest GRB detected to date by the BeppoSAX satellite. Prompt identification of the associated optical transient (OT) allowed for spectroscopy with theExpand
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Plasticity in the visual system is correlated with a change in lifestyle of solitarious and gregarious locusts.
We demonstrate pronounced differences in the visual system of a polyphenic locust species that can change reversibly between two forms (phases), which vary in morphology and behavior. At lowExpand
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Substantial changes in central nervous system neurotransmitters and neuromodulators accompany phase change in the locust
SUMMARY Desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) can undergo a profound transformation between solitarious and gregarious forms, which involves widespread changes in behaviour, physiology andExpand
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SLOW-SPEED SUPERNOVAE FROM THE PALOMAR TRANSIENT FACTORY: TWO CHANNELS
Since the discovery of the unusual prototype SN 2002cx, the eponymous class of Type I (hydrogen-poor) supernovae with low ejecta speeds has grown to include approximately two dozen members identifiedExpand
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Multiwavelength Observations of Short-Timescale Variability in NGC 4151. II. Optical Observations
We present the results of an intensive ground-based spectrophotometric monitoring campaign of the Seyfert galaxy NGC~4151 for a period of over two months, with a typical temporal resolution of oneExpand
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Responses and locations of neurones in the locust metathoracic femoral chordotonal organ
  • T. Matheson
  • Biology
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • 1 April 1990
SummaryInsect legs possess chordotonal organs which monitor leg angle, and the direction, velocity and acceleration of leg movements. The locust metathoracic femoral chordotonal organ (mtFCO) hasExpand
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Mechanosensory-induced behavioural gregarization in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria
SUMMARY Desert locusts show an extreme form of phenotypic plasticity, changing between a cryptic solitarious phase and a swarming gregarious phase that differ in many aspects of behaviour, physiologyExpand
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Graded limb targeting in an insect is caused by the shift of a single movement pattern.
Grooming responses are movements of a multi-jointed limb that are targeted toward a stimulus site on the body. To be successful, they require a continuous transformation of stimulus location into aExpand
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Spatiotemporal receptive field properties of a looming-sensitive neuron in solitarious and gregarious phases of the desert locust.
Desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) can transform reversibly between the swarming gregarious phase and a solitarious phase, which avoids other locusts. This transformation entails dramatic changesExpand
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