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Ecophysiology of mechanoreception in insects

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.03.01  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biology  Zoology and zoophysiology 

Code Science Field
B361  Biomedical sciences  Physiology of invertebrates 
mechanoreceptors, vibrational communication, predation, subgenual organ, femoral chordotonal organ, scolopidium, insects, pests
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Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  03517  PhD Dušan Devetak  Biology  Head  1999 - 2001  500 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0589  University of Maribor, Faculty of Education  Maribor  5089638013  12,926 
The aim of our study is to investigate structure and ultrastructure, mechanics and chemical composition of certain structures of scolopidial organs (subgenual organ - SGO and femoral chordotonal organ) in the green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea and related species. In functioning of the SGO in Chrysoperla carnea it is supposed that extracellular material which connects the velum with the leg wall has an important role. In the ant-lion species, Euroleon nostras, in some pest insects and in some other arthropods we intend to study the role of substrate vibration in ecology and behaviour of these animals. We plan to investigate biophysical properties of signal transmission via substrate (plant stems, sand).
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