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


Juvenile ecology drives adult morphology in two insect orders.

Author(s): Peter T. Rühr; Thomas van de Kamp; Tomáš Faragó; Jörg U. Hammel; Fabian Wilde; Elena Borisova; Carina Edel; Melina Frenzel; Tilo Baumbach; Alexander Blanke; Alexander Blanke
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288 (1953), Art.-Nr.: 20210616, Issue 2, 2021, ISSN 1471-2954
Publisher: Royal Society
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0616

Ovipositor and mouthparts in a fossil insect support a novel ecological role for early orthopterans in 300 million years old forests.

Author(s): Lu Chen; Jun-Jie Gu; Qiang Yang; Dong Ren; Alexander Blanke; Olivier Béthoux
Published in: eLife, 2021, ISSN 2050-084X
Publisher: eLife Sciences Publications
DOI: 10.7554/elife.71006

Surface contrast enhancement of integumentary structures in X‐ray tomography

Author(s): Peter T. Rühr, Markus Lambertz
Published in: Journal of Anatomy, Issue 235/2, 2017, Page(s) 379-385, ISSN 0021-8782
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/joa.13008

Diversity of filter feeding and variations in cross-flow filtration of five ram-feeding fish species

Author(s): Hamann L., Schreiber K., Hagenmeyer J., Eduardo S., Spanke T., Blanke A.
Published in: Frontiers in Marine Science, Issue 10, 2023, ISSN 2296-7745
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1253083

First steps towards suctorial feeding in millipedes: Comparative morphology of the head of the Platydesmida (Diplopoda: Colobognatha)

Author(s): Moritz, L., Blanke, A., Hammel, J., Wesener, T.
Published in: Invertebrate Biology, Issue 00, 2021, ISSN 1744-7410
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12312

A Dipteran’s Novel Sucker Punch: Evolution of Arthropod Atypical Venom with a Neurotoxic Component in Robber Flies (Asilidae, Diptera)

Author(s): Drukewitz, Stephan; Fuhrmann, Nico; Undheim, Eivind; Blanke, Alexander; Giribaldi, Julien; Mary, Rosanna; Laconde, Guillaume; Dutertre, Sébastien; Von Reumont, Björn
Published in: Toxins, Issue 10, 2018, ISSN 2072-6651
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3204/pubdb-2019-00893

Suspension feeders: diversity, principles of particle separation and biomimetic potential

Author(s): Alexander Blanke; Leandra Hamann
Published in: Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Issue 1, 2022, ISSN 1742-5689
Publisher: The Royal Society
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2021.0741

The loss of flight in ant workers enabled an evolutionary redesign of the thorax for ground labour

Author(s): Christian Peeters, Roberto A. Keller, Adam Khalife, Georg Fischer, Julian Katzke, Alexander Blanke, Evan P. Economo
Published in: Frontiers in Zoology, Issue 17/1, 2020, ISSN 1742-9994
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12983-020-00375-9

A previously unknown feeding mode in millipedes and the convergence of fluid feeding across arthropods

Author(s): Moritz, L., Borisova, E., Hammel, J. U., *Blanke, A., *Wesener, T.
Published in: Science Advances, Issue 8, 2022, ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm0577

Reanalyzing the Palaeoptera problem – The origin of insect flight remains obscure

Author(s): Sabrina Simon; Alexander Blanke; Karen Meusemann
Published in: Arthropod Structure and Development, Issue 47, 2023, ISSN 1467-8039
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2018.05.002

<scp>forceX</scp> and <scp>forceR</scp> : A mobile setup and <scp>r</scp> package to measure and analyse a wide range of animal closing forces

Author(s): Peter Rühr; Alexander Blanke
Published in: Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Issue 4, 2022, Page(s) 1938-1948, ISSN 2041-210X
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210x.13909

Neuromodulation Can Be Simple: Myoinhibitory Peptide, Contained in Dedicated Regulatory Pathways, Is the Only Neurally-Mediated Peptide Modulator of Stick Insect Leg Muscle.

Author(s): Sander Liessem; Daniel Kowatschew; Stefan Dippel; Alexander Blanke; Sigrun I. Korsching; Christoph Guschlbauer; Scott L. Hooper; Reinhard Predel; Ansgar Büschges
Published in: The journal of neuroscience, 2021, ISSN 0270-6474
Publisher: Society for Neuroscience
DOI: 10.1523/jneurosci.0188-20.2021

Four myriapod relatives – but who are sisters? No end to debates on relationships among the four major myriapod subgroups

Author(s): Nikolaus U. Szucsich; Nikolaus U. Szucsich; Daniela Bartel; Alexander Blanke; Alexander Blanke; Alexander Böhm; Alexander Donath; Makiko Fukui; Simon J. Grove; Shanlin Liu; Oliver Macek; Oliver Macek; Ryuichiro Machida; Bernhard Misof; Yasutaka Nakagaki; Lars Podsiadlowski; Kaoru Sekiya; Shigekazu Tomizuka; Björn M. von Reumont; Robert M. Waterhouse; Manfred Walzl; Guanliang Meng; Xin Zhou; Gün
Published in: BMC Evolutionary Biology, Issue 20, 2020, ISSN 1471-2148
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-020-01699-0

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
Publisher: eLife Sciences Publications
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
Publisher: The Royal Society
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
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13251

Location and arrangement of campaniform sensilla in Drosophila melanogaster

Author(s): Gesa F. Dinges, Alexander S. Chockley, Till Bockemühl, Kei Ito, Alexander Blanke, Ansgar Büschges
Published in: Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2020, ISSN 0021-9967
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/cne.24987

A comparison of dissection and 3D approaches to estimate muscle physiological cross-sectional area, validated by in vivo bite forces.

Author(s): Ginot S., Blanke A.
Published in: Journal of Experimental Biology, Issue accepted manuscript, 2023, ISSN 1477-9145
Publisher: The Company of Biologists
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.246341

A bite force database of 654 insect species

Author(s): Carina Edel; Melina Frenzel; Peter Rühr; Alexander Blanke
Published in: bioRxiv, 2022
Publisher: Posted by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. This pre-print is available under a Creative Commons License (Attribution 4.0 International), CC BY 4.0, as described at
DOI: 10.1101/2022.01.21.477193

A bite force database of 654 insect species

Author(s): Rühr P.T., Edel C., Frenzel M., Blanke A.
Published in: Scientific Data, Issue accepted manuscript, 2023, ISSN 2052-4463
Publisher: Nature Research
DOI: 10.1038/s41597-023-02731-w

The Early Evolution of Biting–Chewing Performance in Hexapoda

Author(s): Alexander Blanke
Published in: Insect Mouthparts - Form, Function, Development and Performance, Issue 5, 2019, Page(s) 175-202, ISBN 978-3-030-29653-7
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29654-4_6

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