Functionally redundant peg sensilla on the scorpion pecten

  title={Functionally redundant peg sensilla on the scorpion pecten},
  author={Elizabeth D. Knowlton and D. Gaffin},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  • Elizabeth D. Knowlton, D. Gaffin
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • All scorpions have two mid-ventral organs called pectines. Each pecten has thousands of pore-tipped sensilla sensitive to a variety of volatile organic and water-based stimulants. However, it was previously unknown whether individual sensilla were functionally identical or different. The information enhancement hypothesis predicts that all sensilla have similar chemosensitivities such that each is a unit of a parallel processing system. The information segmentation hypothesis states that… CONTINUE READING
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