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- Sasha N. Zill; Sumaiya Chaudhry; Ansgar Büschges; Josef Schmitz
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.6 pp. 541-553
- Blattodea; Phasmida; adhesion; animals; biomechanics; feet; insects; mechanoreceptors; muscles; receptors; sensilla
- ... The nervous system solves complex biomechanical problems by activating muscles in modular, synergist groups. We have studied how force feedback in substrate grip is integrated with effects of sense organs that monitor support and propulsion in insects. Campaniform sensilla are mechanoreceptors that encode forces as cuticular strains. We tested the hypothesis that integration of force feedback from ...
- Jan Šobotník; Thomas Bourguignon; Tiago F. Carrijo; Christian Bordereau; Alain Robert; Barbora Křížková; Joice P. Constantini; Eliana M. Cancello
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.5 pp. 401-406
- Blattodea; Termitidae; exocrine glands; secretion; synapomorphy
- ... Termites have developed many exocrine glands, generally dedicated to defence or communication. Although a few of these glands occur in all termite species, or represent synapomorphies of larger clades, others are morphological innovations of a single species, or a few related species. Here, we describe the nasus gland, a new gland occurring at the base of the nasus of Angularitermes soldiers. The ...