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

BMC Biology

Sep 30, 2008

Malcolm BurrowsGregory Patrick Sutton

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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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Skeletal System
Resilin
Homoptera
Tadpole
Entire Tendon
Dictyoptera
Muscular Stiffness
Order Coleoptera
Decompression Sickness
Adenohypophyseal Diseases
108
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  • Resilin and chitinous cuticle form a composite structure for energy storage in jumping by froghopper insects

    BMC Biology

    Sep 30, 2008

    Malcolm BurrowsGregory Patrick 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

    Skeletal System
    Resilin
    Homoptera
    Tadpole
    Entire Tendon
    108
    Paper Details
    References
    • References17
    • Citations32
    • References17
    • Citations32
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