From stress and strain to spikes: mechanotransduction in spider slit sensilla

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This review focuses on the structure and function of a single mechanoreceptor organ in the cuticle of spiders. Knowledge emerging from the study of this organ promises to yield general principles that can be applied to mechanosensation in a wide range of animal systems. The lyriform slit sense organ on the antero-lateral leg patella of the spider Cupiennius… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-002-0363-1

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@article{French2002FromSA, title={From stress and strain to spikes: mechanotransduction in spider slit sensilla}, author={Andrew S. French and P{\"a}ivi H. Torkkeli and Ernst-August Seyfarth}, journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A}, year={2002}, volume={188}, pages={739-752} }