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Planthopper bugs use a fast, cyclic elastic recoil mechanism for effective vibrational communication at small body size

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Vibrations through substrates are an important source of information for diverse organisms, from nematodes to elephants. The fundamental challenge for small animals using vibrational communication is to move their limited mass fast enough to provide sufficient kinetic energy for effective information transfer through the substrate whilst optimising energy efficiency over repeated cycles. Here, we describe a vibratory organ found across a commercially important group of plant-feeding insects, ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pbio.3000155

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6556-2149
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7230-3647
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLOS biology Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
3
Pages:
e3000155
Publication date:
2019-03-12
Acceptance date:
2019-02-05
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EISSN:
1545-7885
ISSN:
1544-9173
Pmid:
30860993
Source identifiers:
974046
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:974046
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uuid:39ff0ec5-b300-46e1-be79-78e4fa4dbd62
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pubs:974046
Deposit date:
2019-02-16

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