Jump to Main Content
Did you mean to type: garry?
- Gerry, Shannon P., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Comparative biochemistry and physiology 2019 v.227 pp. 172-178
- Tautogolabrus adspersus; acclimation; cold; dormancy; fish; gait; habitats; latitude; locomotion; muscle contraction; muscles; overwintering; swimming; temperature; tetanus; winter
- ... Winter quiescence in fishes is not uncommon, however understanding the mechanisms that cause dormancy are poorly understood. This study highlights the physiological stress temperature places on locomotor musculature and its consequences on whole organism locomotion. Cunner and tautog experience temperatures ranging from 0 to 25 °C and enter dormancy at ~10 °C. We aimed to address the question: how ...
- Gerry, Shannon P., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Biology letters 2011 v.7 no.6 pp. 885-888
- Hirudo; integument; locomotion; muscles; serotonin; swimming
- ... The body wall muscles of sanguivorous leeches power mechanically diverse behaviours: suction feeding, crawling and swimming. These require longitudinal muscle to exert force over an extremely large length range, from 145 to 46 per cent of the mean segmental swimming length. Previous data, however, suggest that leech body wall muscle has limited capacity for force production when elongated. Seroton ...
- PubMed Central:
- Gerry, Shannon P., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- American journal of botany 2010 v.97 no.10 pp. 1595-1601
- Cardamine; adhesion; dehiscence; energy; evolution; mechanics; models; seed dispersal; seeds
- ... Premise of the study: Seed dispersal performance is an essential component of plant fitness. Despite their significance in shaping performance, the mechanical processes that drive dispersal are poorly understood. We have quantified seed dispersal mechanics in Cardamine parviflora (Brassicaceae), a ballistic disperser that launches seeds with specialized catapult-like structures. To determine which ...