Coordination of legs during straight walking and turning in Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Strauss2004CoordinationOL,
  title={Coordination of legs during straight walking and turning in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Roland Strauss and Martin Heisenberg},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={167},
  pages={403-412}
}
SummaryLeg coordination of Drosophila melanogaster was studied using frame-by-frame film analysis. 1.For fastest walking alternating tripod coordination is observed which slightly deviates towards tetrapody as a function of step period. During acceleration or deceleration legs may transiently recover in diagonal pairs.2.Mean step length increases with step frequency.3.Mean recovery stroke duration increases with step period and plateaus beyond a period of about 110 ms. Middle legs recover… 
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