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Three-dimensional visualizations of the external movement of the thorax

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Uploaded on Feb 24, 2014

Differences in the deformations of the thorax and the movement of the basalare sclerite are shown for the high-amplitude (left) and low-amplitude (right) wings through ten stages of the wingbeat, starting at the beginning of the downstroke. The low-amplitude (right) view has been mirrored about the sagittal plane of the insect for ease of comparison. See article for anatomical details. This is Movie S3 from the article.
Citation: Walker SM, Schwyn DA, Mokso R, Wicklein M, Müller T. et al. (2014) In Vivo Time-Resolved Microtomography Reveals the Mechanics of the Blowfly Flight Motor. PLoS Biol 12(3): e1001823. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001823

See article here: http://www.plosbiology.org/article/in...
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