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Resilin and chitinous cuticle form a composite structure for energy storage in jumping by froghopper insects

BMC Biology

Oct 2, 2008

Malcolm BurrowsGregory P Sutton

Abstract

Many insects jump by storing and releasing energy in elastic structures within their bodies. This allows them to release large amounts of energy in a very short time to jump at very high speeds. The fastest of the insect jumpers, the froghopper, uses a catapult-like elastic mechanism to...read more

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Resilin
Locusts
Physiologic Pulse
Flea Infestation
Cicada
Decompression Sickness
Articular System
Amino Acids, I.V. solution additive
Hip Region Structure
Cercopoidea
112
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Resilin and chitinous cuticle form a composite structure for energy storage in jumping by froghopper insects

BMC Biology

Oct 2, 2008

Malcolm BurrowsGregory P Sutton

PMID: 18826572

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-6-41

Abstract

Many insects jump by storing and releasing energy in elastic structures within their bodies. This allows them to release large amounts of energy in a very short time to jump at very high speeds. The fastest of the insect jumpers, the froghopper, uses a catapult-like elastic mechanism to...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Resilin
Locusts
Physiologic Pulse
Flea Infestation
Cicada
Decompression Sickness
Articular System
Amino Acids, I.V. solution additive
Hip Region Structure
Cercopoidea
112
Paper Details
References
  • References17
  • Citations40
12
  • References17
  • Citations40
1234
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