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Neuroethology
J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (8): jeb243801.
Published: 27 April 2022
... by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2022 Summary: Walking blowflies apparently choose one of two objects to approach. In model simulations, a fixation scheme combined with random attention replicates this behavior without an explicit decision mechanism. Blowfly Walking behavior Attention Visual...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (18): 3209–3220.
Published: 15 September 2014
... straight walking phases, the retinal image flow is composed of both translational and rotational optic flow, which might affect spatial vision, as well as fixation behavior. We addressed this issue for an orientation task where walking blowflies approached a black vertical bar. The visual stimulus...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (9): 1523–1532.
Published: 1 May 2012
... high-speed video to analyze compensatory head movements of blowflies walking freely on differently structured substrates. We found that even a pronounced asperity of the ground structure, with bumps of almost the size of the animal, was largely compensated by the walking apparatus of the blowfly, which...
Includes: Multimedia, Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (8): 1337–1345.
Published: 15 April 2012
...Bettina Schewe; Wolfgang Blenau; Bernd Walz SUMMARY Salivary gland cells of the blowfly Calliphora vicina have a vacuolar-type H + -ATPase (V-ATPase) that lies in their apical membrane and energizes the secretion of a KCl-rich primary saliva upon stimulation with serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (5): 805–815.
Published: 1 March 2008
...Bettina Schewe; Elmar Schmälzlin; Bernd Walz SUMMARY Blowfly salivary gland cells have a vacuolar-type H + -ATPase(V-ATPase) in their apical membrane that energizes secretion of a KCl-rich saliva upon stimulation with serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT). We have used BCECF to study...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (22): 4464–4474.
Published: 15 November 2006
...Matthew M. Parsons; Holger G. Krapp; Simon B. Laughlin SUMMARY In the blowfly Calliphora vicina , lobula plate tangential cells(LPTCs) estimate self-motion by integrating local motion information from the compound eyes. Each LPTC is sensitive to a particular (preferred) rotation of the fly's head...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (9): 1716–1724.
Published: 1 May 2006
...Julia Rein; Bernhard Zimmermann; Carsten Hille; Ingo Lang; Bernd Walz; Otto Baumann SUMMARY Secretion in blowfly salivary glands is induced by the neurohormone serotonin and powered by a vacuolar-type H + -ATPase (V-ATPase)located in the apical membrane of the secretory cells. We have established...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (7): 1251–1260.
Published: 1 April 2006
...R. Kern; J. H. van Hateren; M. Egelhaaf SUMMARY Flying blowflies shift their gaze by saccadic turns of body and head,keeping their gaze basically fixed between saccades. For the head, this results in almost pure translational optic flow between saccades, enabling visual interneurons in the fly...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (8): 1563–1572.
Published: 15 April 2005
...Norbert Boeddeker; Martin Egelhaaf SUMMARY During courtship, male blowflies perform aerobatic pursuits that rank among the fastest visual behaviours that can be observed in nature. The viewing strategies during pursuit behaviour of blowflies appear to be very similar to eye movements during pursuit...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (11): 1867–1876.
Published: 1 June 2003
...Bernhard Zimmermann; Petra Dames; Bernd Walz; Otto Baumann SUMMARY Secretory activity in blowfly salivary glands is activated by the hormone serotonin. We have investigated the distribution and activity of two cation pumps that are possibly involved with transepithelial ion transport, i.e. Na + /K...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (24): 4213–4226.
Published: 15 December 2001
... flight blowfly Calliphora vicina motor output kinematics steering. The musculoskeletal system is an ultimate downstream ‘decoder’ of neural signals, converting the activity of motor neurons into the kinematics we observe as the behavior of an organism. Functioning at the interface between...
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J Exp Biol (1989) 144 (1): 113–146.
Published: 1 July 1989
...SIMON B. LAUGHLIN; DANIEL OSORIO In the blowfly Calliphora vicina visual signals are enhanced by amplification and antagonism as they pass from the site of phototransduction in the retina to secondorder neurones (LMCs) in the first optic neuropile, the lamina. The mechanisms responsible...
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J Exp Biol (1989) 142 (1): 245–255.
Published: 1 March 1989
...ROBERT S. EDGECOMB; ANGELA R. PYLE; LARRY L. MURDOCK Thirsty blowflies whose tarsi come into contact with water will respond with proboscis extension. When flies were exposed to high or low relative humidities (RH) prior to testing, the tarsal taste thresholds to sucrose in flies that were...
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J Exp Biol (1987) 130 (1): 219–234.
Published: 1 July 1987
...LELAND C. SUDLOW; ROBERT S. EDGECOMB; LARRY L. MURDOCK Regulation of taste thresholds in the blowfly, Phormia regina Meigen, was investigated by manipulating the nutritional status of the insect and determining the effect on labellar and tarsal taste thresholds. Two feeding paradigms were employed...
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J Exp Biol (1987) 127 (1): 79–94.
Published: 1 January 1987
...ROBERT S. EDGECOMB; LARRY L. MURDOCK; ANDRÉ B. SMITH; MARGARET D. STEPHEN The nutritional condition of adult blowflies ( Phormia regina Meigen) affects their readiness to respond with proboscis extension when their tarsi contact food stimuli. Thresholds are high in sated flies (100–1000 mmol −1...