Developmental constraint of insect audition

  title={Developmental constraint of insect audition},
  author={reinhard Lakes-harlan and Johannes Strau\ss},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
  pages={20 - 20}
Insect ears contain very different numbers of sensory cells, from only one sensory cell in some moths to thousands of sensory cells, e.g. in cicadas. These differences still await functional explanation and especially the large numbers in cicadas remain puzzling. Insects of the different orders have distinct developmental sequences for the generation of auditory organs. These sensory cells might have different functions depending on the developmental stages. Here we propose that constraints… CONTINUE READING