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Synchronization of wing beat cycle of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, by periodic light flashes

Schmeling, Fabian; Stange, Gert; Homberg, Uwe


Studies on the generation of rhythmic motor patterns have shown that peripheral sensory input may contribute substantially to the rhythm generating network. A prominent example is the wing beat frequency of desert locusts, which can be entrained to rhythmic mechanosensory input, but also to the frequency of periodic light flashes. To further analyze the entrainment by light, tethered flying locusts were presented with periodic light flashes, while the position of the forewing was filmed. We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-010-0505-9


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