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- Pasquali, Vittorio, et al. Show all 2 Author
- Biological rhythm research 2014 v.45 no.6 pp. 925-939
- Coleoptera; convergent evolution; locomotion; metabolism; ultradian rhythm; eyes; monitoring; pigmentation; electronic equipment; variance; Malacostraca; biological clocks; mice; spectral analysis; appendages; insects; population; Blattodea
- ... Cave-dwelling organisms belong to widely different evolutionary lineages but they show parallel or convergent evolution in several morphological and physiological traits such as elongated appendages, lower metabolism, specialized sensory systems, loss of eye and pigmentation. Circadian rhythms in locomotor activity have already been documented in hypogean insects but ultradian rhythmicity in cave- ...