Antennal Mechanosensors and Their Evolutionary Antecedents

  title={Antennal Mechanosensors and Their Evolutionary Antecedents},
  author={A. T. Krishnan and Sanjay P Sane},
Abstract Insect antennae are modified legs that serve critically important olfactory and mechanosensory roles. Although the antennae are highly developed sensory appendages with multi-modal functions, they share many morphological, neurobiological and functional traits with the legs. A comparison of these traits is informative from several perspectives. First, it enables us to lay down some general rules about how mechanosensory feedback is used in guiding the movement of these appendages… CONTINUE READING