The dynein-tubulin motor powers active oscillations and amplification in the hearing organ of the mosquito.

@article{Warren2010TheDM,
  title={The dynein-tubulin motor powers active oscillations and amplification in the hearing organ of the mosquito.},
  author={Ben Browne Ryan Gibbs Jackson McLeod Michael Parker Wa Warren and Andrei N Lukashkin and Ian J. Russell},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={277 1688},
  pages={1761-9}
}
The design principles and specific proteins of the dynein-tubulin motor, which powers the flagella and cilia of eukaryotes, have been conserved throughout the evolution of life from algae to humans. Cilia and flagella can support both motile and sensory functions independently, or sometimes in parallel to each other. In this paper we show that this dual sensory-motile role of eukaryotic cilia is preserved in the most sensitive of all invertebrate hearing organs, the Johnston's organ of the… CONTINUE READING
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