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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (5): jeb234054.
Published: 1 March 2021
... changing terrains or responding to a sudden change in body mass and orientation. Lizards such as the leopard gecko ( Eublepharis macularius ) employ autotomy – a voluntary detachment of a portion of the tail – to escape predation. Tail autotomy represents a natural form of significant (and localized) mass...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (18): jeb174268.
Published: 25 September 2018
...://www.biologists.com/user-licence-1-1/ Highlighted Article: It is possible to increase the stability of a gait by limping over unstable phases and maximizing the time spent in the stable phases of a stride. Gait Autotomy Stability Adaptation Spider A surprisingly large number of animals...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (18): jeb179564.
Published: 17 September 2018
..., muscles must also respond to morphological changes, such as those that occur with tail autotomy in lizards. Tail autotomy in leopard geckos ( Eublepharis macularius ) results in a 25% loss of caudal mass and significant kinematic alterations to maintain stability. To elucidate how motor control...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (22): 3658–3670.
Published: 1 November 2015
... in the chela with stronger closing force. With loss of the right chela (autotomy), handedness transitioned from the right to left chela, and all crabs were left-handed thereafter. Reversed handedness was accompanied with a reduction of size and closing force in the regenerated right chela, and growth...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (5): 796–808.
Published: 1 March 2014
... the primary source of MIH, or by multiple leg autotomy (MLA). In our work on Carcinus maenas , however, ESA has limited effects on hemolymph ecdysteroid titers and animals remain in intermolt at 7 days post-ESA, suggesting that adults are refractory to molt induction techniques. Consequently, the effects...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (14): 2641–2647.
Published: 15 July 2013
... either chronically via corticosterone implants or relatively acutely via autotomy, were sham manipulated or were left unmanipulated. Both stressors resulted in elevations in corticosterone within physiologically relevant levels, though the implants resulted in significantly higher levels than did...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (12): 2183–2191.
Published: 15 June 2013
... as drafting and revising the article. COMPETING INTERESTS No competing interests declared. 5 12 2012 18 2 2013 © 2013. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2013 autotomy body temperature intertidal ecosystem lethal temperature Pisaster ochraceus sublethal effect...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (12): 2104–2115.
Published: 15 June 2010
... mediated destabilisation of ligament fibres at a particular syzygy. The aim of this investigation was to identify neurotransmitters that are involved in the autotomy response. Physiological experiments were conducted on isolated preparations of syzygial joints, which can be induced to undergo autotomy-like...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (1): 172–183.
Published: 1 January 2010
... muscles when molting was induced by either eyestalk ablation (ESA) or multiple limb autotomy (MLA). However, the effect of molt induction was greater in the claw muscle. By late premolt, Gl-Mstn mRNA in the claw muscle decreased 81% and 94% in ESA and MLA animals, respectively, and was negatively...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (5): 604–609.
Published: 1 March 2009
...Gary B. Gillis; Lauren A. Bonvini; Duncan J. Irschick SUMMARY Voluntary loss of an appendage, or autotomy, is a remarkable behavior that is widespread among many arthropods and lower vertebrates. Its immediate benefit, generally escape from a predator, is balanced by various costs,including...
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J Exp Biol (1987) 130 (1): 305–330.
Published: 1 July 1987
..., our experiments suggest that cell C activity is strongly involved in the onset and the maintenance of swimming behaviour. Swimming can be altered by autotomy of legs on one side performed a few days in advance, and leads to the same turning tendency as does contralateral cutting of a connective...
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J Exp Biol (1986) 120 (1): 25–39.
Published: 1 January 1986
...MARIA BYRNE The stimuli provoking evisceration of Eupentacta quinquesemita (Selenka) and autotomy of isolated pharyngeal retractor muscle (PRM) tendons were investigated. Tendon autotomy is a two-part response involving PRM contraction and breakdown of tendon connective tissue. An evisceration...
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J Exp Biol (1984) 111 (1): 191–199.
Published: 1 July 1984
...U. BÄSSLER Autotomized legs of the stick insect Cuniculina impigra bend rapidly and rhythmically at the femur-tibia joint. These flexions occur at a frequency 1–6 Hz immediately after autotomy and decrease in frequency and amplitude with time. Each flexion is produced by a burst of 1–14 action...