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Diversity of acoustic tracheal system and its role for directional hearing in crickets

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Zoology, January 2013
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Title
Diversity of acoustic tracheal system and its role for directional hearing in crickets
Published in
Frontiers in Zoology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1742-9994-10-61
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Authors

Arne KD Schmidt, Heiner Römer

Abstract

Sound localization in small insects can be a challenging task due to physical constraints in deriving sufficiently large interaural intensity differences (IIDs) between both ears. In crickets, sound source localization is achieved by a complex type of pressure difference receiver consisting of four potential sound inputs. Sound acts on the external side of two tympana but additionally reaches the internal tympanal surface via two external sound entrances. Conduction of internal sound is realized by the anatomical arrangement of connecting trachea. A key structure is a trachea coupling both ears which is characterized by an enlarged part in its midline (i.e., the acoustic vesicle) accompanied with a thin membrane (septum). This facilitates directional sensitivity despite an unfavorable relationship between wavelength of sound and body size. Here we studied the morphological differences of the acoustic tracheal system in 40 cricket species (Gryllidae, Mogoplistidae) and species of outgroup taxa (Gryllotalpidae, Rhaphidophoridae, Gryllacrididae) of the suborder Ensifera comprising hearing and non hearing species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 27%
Researcher 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 73%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 2%
Engineering 1 2%
Unknown 10 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 October 2019.
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#2,729,265
of 16,021,400 outputs
Outputs from Frontiers in Zoology
#176
of 537 outputs
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#34,290
of 193,264 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Zoology
#2
of 14 outputs
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