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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (13): 2201–2208.
Published: 01 July 2010
...David J. Ellerby; Richard L. Marsh SUMMARY Although mechanical linkages between the proximal and distal limb are present in a range of species, their functional significance is unknown. We have investigated the mechanical function of the flexor cruris lateralis pars pelvica (FCLP), flexor cruris...
J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (3): 487–492.
Published: 01 February 2010
...J. M. Wakeling; O. M. Blake; H. K. Chan SUMMARY The purpose of this study was to determine which features of muscle mechanics and muscle coordination affect the power output from a limb during locomotion. Eight subjects were tested while cycling at maximum exertion for 25 min on a stationary...
J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (4): 642–654.
Published: 15 February 2007
...Lisa M. Day; Bruce C. Jayne SUMMARY For phylogenetically diverse mammals, ranging from small rodents to large ungulates, the generalization that limb erectness increases with increased size is supported by some size-dependent scaling relationships of appendicular skeletal anatomy as well as a...
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (22): 3945–3958.
Published: 15 October 2004
... locomotion kinematics hydrodynamics vortex ring limb foot Jumping and swimming behavior in frogs has been the focus of a number of studies with the goal of understanding both the rapid movements involved in the jump, from the perspective of muscle performance, and the biomechanical changes...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (20): 3507–3514.
Published: 15 September 2004
... the peak forces was lower than on the level. On the level, over the range of speeds tested, total force was consistently distributed between the limbs as 57% forelimb and 43%hindlimb, similar to the weight distribution of the horses during static weight tests. On the incline, the force distribution...
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (10): 1715–1728.
Published: 15 April 2004
... braking force while the hindlimb exerts a net propulsive force. Steady speed locomotion requires that braking and propulsion of the stance limbs be equal in magnitude. We predicted that changes in body mass distribution would alter individual limb braking–propulsive force patterns and we tested this...
Hartmut Witte, Jutta Biltzinger, Rémi Hackert, Nadja Schilling, Manuela Schmidt, Christian Reich, Martin S. Fischer
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (9): 1339–1353.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... familiaris ),goats ( Capra sp.) and horses ( Equus przewalskii f. caballus). * e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 12 2 2002 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2002 2002 Torque pattern limb small therian mammal Tupaiaglis Galea mysteloides Ochotona rufescens locomotion...