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J Exp Biol jeb.243858.
Published: 20 January 2022
..., to generate steering commands. In insects that navigate relative to sky compass signals, CX neurons are tuned to celestial cues indicating the location of the sun. The desert locust CX contains a compass-like representation of two related celestial cues: the direction of unpolarized direct sunlight...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (2): jeb171207.
Published: 29 January 2018
...Uta Pegel; Keram Pfeiffer; Uwe Homberg ABSTRACT Many insects rely on celestial compass cues such as the polarization pattern of the sky for spatial orientation. In the desert locust, the central complex (CX) houses multiple sets of neurons, sensitive to the oscillation plane of polarized light...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (20): 3603–3617.
Published: 15 September 2004
...Stephen M. Rogers; Thomas Matheson; Ken Sasaki; Keith Kendrick; Stephen J. Simpson; Malcolm Burrows SUMMARY Desert locusts ( Schistocerca gregaria ) can undergo a profound transformation between solitarious and gregarious forms, which involves widespread changes in behaviour, physiology...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (16): 2803–2829.
Published: 15 August 2003
...Graham K. Taylor; Adrian L. R. Thomas SUMMARY Here we provide the first formal quantitative analysis of dynamic stability in a flying animal. By measuring the longitudinal static stability derivatives and mass distribution of desert locusts Schistocerca gregaria , we find that their static...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (18): 2825–2832.
Published: 15 September 2002
...Amir Ayali; Yael Zilberstein; Netta Cohen SUMMARY The frontal ganglion (FG) is part of the insect stomatogastric nervous system and is found in most insect orders. Previous work has shown that in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria , the FG constitutes a major source of innervation...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (18): 2833–2841.
Published: 15 September 2002
...Yael Zilberstein; Amir Ayali SUMMARY In the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria , the frontal ganglion(FG) plays a key role in control of foregut movements, and constitutes a source of innervation to the foregut dilator muscles. In this work we studied the generation and characteristics of FG...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 January 2002
...S. J. Simpson; D. Raubenheimer; S. T. Behmer; A. Whitworth; G. A. Wright SUMMARY Nutritional regulatory responses were compared for the cryptic ‘solitarious’ and the conspicuously coloured, aggregating ‘gregarious’ phases of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria . The desert locust has...