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Auditory Systems of Drosophila and Other Invertebrates  

Yun Doo Chung and Jeongmi Lee

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Mar 2017
Hearing in invertebrates has evolved independently as an adaptation to avoid predators or to mediate intraspecific communication. Although many invertebrate groups are able to respond to ... More

Chemosensory Transduction in Arthropods  

Monika Stengl

Reception of chemicals via olfaction and gustation are prerequisites to find, distinguish, and recognize food and mates and to avoid dangers. Several receptor gene superfamilies are ... More

Cnidarian Neurobiology  

Richard Satterlie

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Feb 2017
Important cnidarian contributions to our understanding of nervous system evolution may be found in the arrangement of conducting systems and their interactions. We see multiple, diffuse ... More

Control of Locomotion in Crustaceans  

Daniel Cattaert and Donald Hine Edwards

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Jun 2017
This chapter will consider the control of posture and walking in decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, rock lobsters, and crayfish). The walking system of crustaceans is composed of five ... More

Control of Locomotion in Hexapods  

Roy E. Ritzmann and Sasha N. Zill

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Feb 2017
This article discusses legged locomotion in insects. It describes the basic patterns of coordinated movement both within each leg and among the various legs. The nervous system controls ... More

Evolution and Design of Invertebrate Circadian Clocks  

Vu H. Lam and Joanna C. Chiu

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Jun 2017
Invertebrates are an incredibly diverse group of animals that come in all shapes and sizes, and live in a wide range of habitats. In order for all these organisms to perform optimally, ... More

The Feeding Network of Aplysia: Features That Are Distinctive and Shared With Other Mollusks  

Elizabeth C. Cropper, Jian Jing, and Klaudiusz R. Weiss

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Feb 2017
This review focuses on the neural control of feeding in Aplysia. Its purpose is to highlight distinctive features of the behavior and to describe their neural basis. In a number of ... More

Genetic Analysis of Behavior in Drosophila  

Björn Brembs

The main function of brains is to generate adaptive behavior. Far from being the stereotypical, robot-like insect, the fruit fly Drosophila exhibits astounding flexibility and chooses ... More

Magnetoreception of Invertebrates  

Martin Vacha

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May 2017
Exploiting invertebrates, such as the fruit fly Drosophila or nematode Caenorhabditis, with a modifiable genome seems to be key to answering the fundamental question of the molecular ... More

Mechanisms of Axonal Degeneration and Regeneration: Lessons Learned From Invertebrates  

Jiaxing Li and Catherine A. Collins

In the face of acute or chronic axonal damage, neurons and their axons undergo a number of molecular, cellular, and morphological changes. These changes facilitate two types of responses, ... More