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The jumping mechanism of Xenopsylla cheopis. I. Exoskeletal structures and musculature

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences

Oct 30, 1975

M Rothschild, J Schlein

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The jumping apparatus of the flea, which includes highly modified direct and indirect flight muscles, is described: attention is drawn to the various specializations of the exoskeleton which stiffen the thorax and also provide the 'click' mechanism triggering take-off. A finger-like inv...read more

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    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences

    Oct 30, 1975

    M Rothschild, J Schlein

    PMID: 1804

    DOI: 10.1098/rstb.1975.0062

    Abstract

    The jumping apparatus of the flea, which includes highly modified direct and indirect flight muscles, is described: attention is drawn to the various specializations of the exoskeleton which stiffen the thorax and also provide the 'click' mechanism triggering take-off. A finger-like inv...read more

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