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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (21): jeb203968.
Published: 8 November 2019
.... However, original texts and the list of studied species (>350) are now available online. Recently, we minimized the system to three components: the proximal tibial ledge, the tendon and the arculum. The elastic tendon contains resilin. In four model species, the arculum readily turned upon stretching...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (12): jeb206136.
Published: 19 June 2019
... as male genitalia. Adhesive setae Centrifugal force test Fossula spongiosa Resilin Safety factor Sexual conflict Tibial setae Attachment to surfaces is a vital component of an animal's interaction with its natural environment. Consequently, attachment structures and the ability...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (15): 2697–2700.
Published: 1 August 2017
... of Biologists Ltd 2017 http://www.biologists.com/user-licence-1-1/ Summary: Normal modes of honeybee wings do not match the wingbeat frequency or harmonics, suggesting that the wings act as stiff elements when flapped. Mode shape Normal mode Resilin Insect wings bend and twist over...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (11): 1984–1996.
Published: 1 June 2017
... of up to 534 times female body mass to smooth surfaces. Adhesion Human skin Resilin Roughness Safety factor Traction force Attachment of ticks has been frequently related to the fixation of their mouthparts to the host skin ( Lees, 1948 ; Wallade and Rice, 1982 ; Sauer et al., 1995...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (21): 3384–3390.
Published: 1 November 2016
...Emily A. Mistick; Andrew M. Mountcastle; Stacey A. Combes ABSTRACT Insect wings do not contain intrinsic musculature to change shape, but rather bend and twist passively during flight. Some insect wings feature flexible joints along their veins that contain patches of resilin, a rubber-like protein...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (13): 2015–2027.
Published: 1 July 2016
... muscles. The rubber-like protein resilin was detected in the extensor ligament, i.e. a short, elastic element connecting the extensor tendon with the tibial base. The calculated specific joint power (max. 0.714 W g −1 ) of the femoro-tibial joint during the jumping movement and the fast full extension...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (13): 2136–2142.
Published: 1 July 2015
...Yun Ma; Jian Guo Ning; Hui Lan Ren; Peng Fei Zhang; Hong Yan Zhao ABSTRACT The present work aimed to reveal morphological characteristics of worker honeybee ( Apis mellifera ) wings and demonstrate the function of resilin on camber changes during flapping flight. Detailed morphological...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (17): 3095–3107.
Published: 1 September 2014
... was especially observed in the maxillary palpi and the labium. Intense blueish autofluorescence (indicating the presence of resilin) was found, especially on the membranous components, i.e. less sclerotized cuticular surfaces and the joint structures (e.g. the joint between the cardo and stipes). Fig. 7...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (14): 2468–2479.
Published: 15 July 2014
... and resilin at their ventral midline articulations with the body. The fan sprang back passively to its splayed position after being forcibly folded. Reducing the area of the fan by 80% decreased angular rotation and impaired stability so that 33% of movements ended with the body upside down. A 6 mm long pupa...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (14): 2590–2600.
Published: 15 July 2014
... resilin. The energy generated by the prolonged contractions of the trochanteral depressor muscles was stored in distortions of these structures, and the rapid elastic recoil of these muscles powered the synchronous propulsive movements of the hind legs. * Author for correspondence ( mb135...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (7): 1108–1115.
Published: 1 April 2014
... and yellowjacket wasps, closely related species with similar life histories but distinct wing morphologies. Wasps have a flexible resilin joint (the costal break) positioned distally along the leading edge of the wing, which allows the wing tip to crumple reversibly when it hits an obstacle, whereas bumblebees...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (3): 402–413.
Published: 1 February 2014
... to an accuracy of 0.1 mg with a Mettler Toledo AB104 balance (Beaumont Leys, Leicester, UK). To search for the possible presence of resilin, dissected dictyopharids were viewed through Olympus MPlan ×5/0.1 NA and Olympus MPlan ×10/0.25 NA objective lenses, under ultraviolet (UV) or white epi-illumination...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (16): 3008–3014.
Published: 15 August 2013
... 2013 © 2013. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2013 biomechanics monogenean muscle pull-off force Platyhelminthes resilin Attachment is an essential feature of all parasitic organisms for their survival, and monogeneans, which are mainly ectoparasites, are no exception...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (19): 3501–3512.
Published: 1 October 2012
... processes in the distal part of each femur and store half the energy needed for a kick. We now show that these energy storage devices are composites of hard cuticle and the rubber-like protein resilin. The inside surface of a semi-lunar process consists of a layer of resilin, particularly thick along...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (14): 2362–2374.
Published: 15 July 2011
... of 740 W kg –1 , suggests that a catapult mechanism is used. The elastic protein resilin was revealed in four pads at the articulation of the wing hinge with the dorsal head of the pleural ridge of each middle leg and hindleg. By contrast, fleas, which use just their hindlegs for jumping, have only two...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (3): 469–478.
Published: 1 February 2010
... areas of these bow-shaped structures fluoresce bright blue in ultraviolet light, and the intensity of this fluorescence depends on the pH of the bathing saline. These are key signatures of the rubber-like protein resilin. The remainder of a pleural arch consists of stiff cuticle. Bending these composite...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (24): 4923–4937.
Published: 15 December 2006
... , 229 -355. Elvin, C. M., Carr, A. G., Huson, M. G., Maxwell, J. M.,Pearson, R. D., Vuocolo, T., Liyou, N. E., Wong, D. C. C., Merritt, D. J. and Dixon, N. E. ( 2005 ). Synthesis and properties of crosslinked recombinant pro-resilin. Nature 437 , 999 -1002. Fletcher, N. H. ( 1992...
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J Exp Biol (1983) 105 (1): 407–409.
Published: 1 July 1983
...H. A. Edwards ABSTRACT Resilin is a naturally occurring rubber. It is extremely efficient, returning almost all the energy stored during its deformation. Resilin was first described by Weis-Fogh (1960) , who with Andersen ( Andersen & Weis-Fogh, 1964 ) produced an extensive review covering...