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A physical explanation of the temperature dependence of physiological processes mediated by cilia and flagella (2013)
Journal Article
Humphries, S. (2013). A physical explanation of the temperature dependence of physiological processes mediated by cilia and flagella. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(36), 14693-14698. doi:10.1073/pnas.1300891110

The majority of biological rates are known to exhibit temperature dependence. Here I reveal a direct link between temperature and ecologically relevant rates such as swimming speeds in Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukaryotes as well as fluid-pumping and fi... Read More about A physical explanation of the temperature dependence of physiological processes mediated by cilia and flagella.

Effect of particulate contamination on adhesive ability and repellence in two species of ant (Hymenoptera; Formicidae) (2012)
Journal Article
Anyon, M. J., Orchard, M. J., Buzza, D. M. A., Humphries, S., & Kohonen, M. M. (2012). Effect of particulate contamination on adhesive ability and repellence in two species of ant (Hymenoptera; Formicidae). The journal of experimental biology, 215(4), 605-616. doi:10.1242/jeb.063578

Tarsal adhesive pads are crucial for the ability of insects to traverse their natural environment. Previous studies have demonstrated that for both hairy and smooth adhesive pads, significant reduction in adhesion can occur because of contamination o... Read More about Effect of particulate contamination on adhesive ability and repellence in two species of ant (Hymenoptera; Formicidae).


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