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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (5): jeb242866.
Published: 4 March 2022
...Angela M. Mossor; Jesse W. Young; Michael T. Butcher ABSTRACT The material composition of vertebrate connective tissue is highly conserved across taxa. Existing data suggest that the compressive and tensile strength of limb bones are very similar despite marked variation in limb posture...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (10): jeb220277.
Published: 27 May 2020
...R. L. Crane; M. W. Denny ABSTRACT Mollusk shells protect against diverse environmental and predatory physical threats, from one-time impacts to chronic, low-magnitude stresses. The effectiveness of shells as armor is often quantified with a test of shell strength: increasing force is applied until...
J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (2): 205–213.
Published: 1 January 2016
... by an increase in structures supporting oxygen delivery and consumption, such as capillaries and mitochondria. High-load strength-type exercise leads to growth of muscle fibers dominated by an increase in contractile proteins. In endurance exercise, stress-induced signaling leads to transcriptional upregulation...
J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (16): 2848–2850.
Published: 15 August 2014
.... , Angilletta M. J. , Wilson R. S. ( 2008 ). Weapon size is a reliable indicator of strength and social dominance in female slender crayfish (Cherax dispar) . Funct. Ecol. 22 , 311 - 316 . Emlen D. J. ( 2008 ). The evolution of animal weapons . Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 39...
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (9): 1502–1508.
Published: 1 May 2012
.... This paper presents the first measurements of fracture toughness for insect cuticle using a standard engineering approach. Our results show that the fracture toughness of cuticle in locust hind legs is 4.12 MPa m 1/2 and decreases with desiccation of the cuticle. Stiffness and strength of the tibia cuticle...
J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (19): 3319–3327.
Published: 1 October 2007
... from anterior surface to the posterior surface), and diameter of the anterior surface were measured. * Author for correspondence (e-mail: email@example.com ) 17 7 2007 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2007 2007 elasmobranch cartilage mineral content stiffness strength...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (20): 3984–3989.
Published: 15 October 2006
... intermediate strength and stiffness, and A. andreniformis wax was the least strong, stiff and resilient. All of the waxes had similar strain values at the proportional limit and yield point. The observed differences in wax mechanical properties correlate with the nesting ecology of these species. A. mellifera...
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (2): 285–293.
Published: 15 January 2004
... barbs. When position of the barbs along the feather was taken into account as well ( Fig. 4 ), there was no longer any significant difference in the strength of melanized versus unmelanized barbs. Thus, the strength of unmelanized barbs was higher not because of intrinsic strength differences...