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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (15): jeb186080.
Published: 09 August 2019
... Periplaneta americana Blaberus discoidalis Gromphadorhina portentosa Righting oneself from upside down on the ground is a prevalent locomotor transition that many animals must perform to survive. Even on flat, level ground with high friction, legged locomotion can induce large pitch and roll...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (13): 2335–2344.
Published: 01 July 2017
... important to compare phylogenetically related species with different investments in flight capability. Here, we describe and compare morphological and electrophysiological properties of photoreceptors from the habitually flying green cockroach Panchlora nivea and the American cockroach Periplaneta americana...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (15): 2344–2354.
Published: 01 August 2015
... cockroaches Periplaneta americana use their antennae to mediate escape running by tracking vertical surfaces such as walls. A control theoretic model of wall following predicts that stable control is possible if the animal can compute wall position (P) and velocity, its derivative (D). Previous whole-nerve...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (18): 3333–3345.
Published: 15 September 2014
... is a physical linkage mediating mechanical interactions between body and environment, mechanical tuning of the sensor is critical for effective control. We determined the open-loop dynamics of a tactile sensor, specifically the antenna of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana , an animal that escapes...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (17): 3095–3107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to elucidate the motion cycles of the mouthparts in the cockroach Periplaneta americana . Digital X-ray footage sequences were used in order to calculate pre-defined angles and distances, each representing characteristic aspects of the movement pattern. We were able to analyze the interactions of the mouthpart...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (24): 4530–4541.
Published: 15 December 2013
... the energy from movement to reconfigure a passive sensor. We investigated high-speed, antenna-mediated tactile navigation in the cockroach Periplaneta americana . We discovered that the passive antennal flagellum can assume two principal mechanical states, such that the tip is either projecting backward...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (1): 47–55.
Published: 01 January 2013
... compressa ) performs a delicate brain surgery on its prey (the American cockroach Periplaneta americana ) to take away its motivation to initiate locomotion. Following a brief background account of parasitoid wasps that manipulate host behaviour, we survey specific aspects of the unique effects...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (1): 126–136.
Published: 01 January 2009
... salivary gland innervation insect cockroach Periplaneta americana The control of salivation has been studied intensively in various insect species such as blowflies, cockroaches and locusts. Nevertheless, current knowledge is still fragmentary and does not permit a comprehensive description...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (24): 4411–4417.
Published: 15 December 2007
...Lior Ann Rosenberg; Jose Gustavo Glusman; Frederic Libersat SUMMARY When stung by the parasitoid wasp Ampulex compressa , cockroaches Periplaneta americana enter a hypokinetic state that is characterized by little, if any, spontaneous locomotor activity. In the present study we investigate...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (8): 1463–1471.
Published: 15 April 2007
...Carsten Hille; Bernd Walz SUMMARY Cells of the dopaminergically innervated salivary ducts in the cockroach Periplaneta americana have a vacuolar-type H + -ATPase(V-ATPase) of unknown function in their apical membrane. We have studied whether dopamine affects intracellular pH (pH i ) in duct cells...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (19): 3882–3886.
Published: 01 October 2006
... may be used as a laboratory diagnostic tool indicating magnetoreception in insect neurophysiology research. e-mail: vacha@sci.muni.cz 24 7 2006 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2006 2006 magnetoreception insects Periplaneta americana In the last two decades...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (9): 1617–1629.
Published: 01 May 2006
...N. J. Cowan; J. Lee; R. J. Full SUMMARY The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana , is reported to follow walls at a rate of up to 25 turns s –1 . During high-speed wall following, a cockroach holds its antenna relatively still at the base while the flagellum bends in response to upcoming...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (4): 721–735.
Published: 15 February 2005
... Periplaneta americana L. to wind and the female sex-pheromone component (-)-periplanone-B were video-recorded in a laboratory wind tunnel and quantified. P. americana males showed no preferred walking orientation when released in zero wind in the absence of pheromone. When introduced into 25 cm s -1 wind...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (21): 3693–3706.
Published: 01 October 2004
...Jiro Okada; Yoshihiro Toh SUMMARY To characterize the spatio-temporal patterns of antennal behavior in insects, the voluntary movement of both right and left antennae was examined in the cockroach Periplaneta americana . The position of the tip of the antenna (flagellum) is controlled by two mobile...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (15): 2565–2575.
Published: 01 July 2004
... 2004 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2004 2004 A colony of the cockroach Periplaneta americana L. was maintained at 25°C under a 12 h:12 h light:dark regime and with free access to food and water. Young male and female imagines were killed and their salivary glands were dissected...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (2): 377–383.
Published: 15 January 2004
... (e-mail: dlent@u.arizona.edu ) * These two authors contributed equally to this work 29 9 2003 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2004 2004 place memory cockroach Periplaneta americana antennal movement behavior The use of landmarks for navigation has been...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (2): 369–375.
Published: 15 January 2004
... cockroach Periplaneta americana memory multimodal integration antennal movement Although Drosophila has provided valuable insights into the genetics of learning and memory ( Tully and Quinn, 1985 ; Dubnau et al.,2001 ), it has so far been practically intractable for physiological studies...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (24): 4301–4309.
Published: 15 December 2001
...J. Okada; Y. Toh SUMMARY Arthropods have hair plates that are clusters of mechanosensitive hairs, usually positioned close to joints, which function as proprioceptors for joint movement. We investigated how angular movements of the antenna of the cockroach ( Periplaneta americana ) are coded...
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J Exp Biol (1992) 171 (1): 395–408.
Published: 01 October 1992
... americana tritiated water efflux pronotal permeability hormonal control J. exp. Biol. 171, 395-408 (1992) 3 9 5 Printed in Great Britain © The Company of Biologists Limited 1992 THE EFFECT OF BRAIN HOMOGENATES ON DIRECTLY MEASURED WATER FLUXES THROUGH THE PRONOTUM OF PERIPLANETA AMERICANA BY J...
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J Exp Biol (1992) 162 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 January 1992
...JULES C. HANCOX; ROBERT M. PITMAN Long-term, current-clamp recordings were made from the cell body of the fast coxal depressor motoneurone (D f ) of the third thoracic ganglion of the cockroach Periplaneta americana . In freshly dissected preparations the response to shortduration, suprathreshold...