By P. D. Evans
Insect body structure is at present present process a revolution with the elevated software of molecular organic innovations to enquire the molecular mechanisms underlying the physiological responses to insect cells. Advances in Insect body structure has instituted a dedication to the e-book of top quality experiences on molecular biology and molecular genetics in parts the place they supply an elevated knowing of physiological approaches in bugs. quantity 24 is the 1st to incorporate such in particular sought articles.
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1984). , 1984). In the latter species serial homologues are detected which are not involved in the processing of auditory information. Equivalent, homologous (G-like) INS are also present in the meal beetle, Tenebrio molitor, in the metathoracic and in the first four abdominal ganglia. In this beetle, which lacks a tympanum, these neurones are not involved in auditory information processing. They are already present in the VNC of the larva and persist after metamorphosis without major alteration of their structure (Breidbach, 1987~).
Rowel1 (1976) reviews studies in which such techniques were applied to identify neurosecretory cells in the insect nervous system. Panov (1982) describes putative homologues for the ventral neurosecretory cells of Orthoptera. Elofsson (1972) and Aramant and Elofsson (1976a,b) used the Falck-Hillarp technique for a description of putative homologous brain structures in Insecta and Crustacea. However, no study allowed the identification of single neurones. Therefore, a reliable and detailed 48 W.
Gryllid); the difference between both groups points to a specialization of the FETi in acridids towards a jumping function (see above, a similar argument for serial homologues) . For a fine control of head movements, the neck muscles are arranged in a seemingly sophisticated manner. Also, the innervation is complex with muscles sharing the same MNs. Honegger et al. (1984) have compared the relevant motor system of crickets with that of locusts. Any complexity of innervation per se is a disadvantage for analysis; however, as mentioned above, shared complexity involving identified units improves the possibility for a claim of homology.