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The mechanical evolution from biting-chewing to piercing-sucking in insects

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A biological switching valve evolved in the female of a sex-role reversed cave insect to receive multiple seminal packages

Author(s): Kazunori Yoshizawa, Yoshitaka Kamimura, Charles Lienhard, Rodrigo L Ferreira, Alexander Blanke
Published in: eLife, Issue 7, 2018, ISSN 2050-084X
DOI: 10.7554/elife.39563

Analysis of modularity and integration suggests evolution of dragonfly wing venation mainly in response to functional demands

Author(s): Alexander Blanke
Published in: Journal of The Royal Society Interface, Issue 15/145, 2018, Page(s) 20180277, ISSN 1742-5689
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2018.0277

A biomechanical analysis of prognathous and orthognathous insect head capsules: evidence for a many-to-one mapping of form to function

Author(s): A. Blanke, M. Pinheiro, P. J. Watson, M. J. Fagan
Published in: Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Issue 31/5, 2018, Page(s) 665-674, ISSN 1010-061X
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13251