Dragonfly flight performance: A model system for biomechanics, physiological genetics, and animal competitive behaviour

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Abstract

Adult dragonflies are heavily dependent on their flight muscles and flight ability for nearly all of their adult activities. This chapter reviews research that presents dragonflies as model organisms for examining mechanisms that underlie variation in flight performance within and between species, molecular mechanisms by which muscle performance is adjusted within individuals, and how these physiological traits affect territorial and mating success. Results of these studies in dragonflies have provided fundamental new knowledge that informs the theoretical bases of a number of fields: biomechanics of animal locomotion, physiological genetics, and game theory approaches to animal contests. New insights that cross the boundaries of these disparate fields demonstrate the payoff for performing integrative research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDragonflies and Damselflies
Subtitle of host publicationModel Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191710889
ISBN (Print)9780199230693
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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Competitive Behavior
Odonata
Animal Behavior
Anisoptera (Odonata)
Biomechanical Phenomena
flight
Game Theory
Muscles
animals
game theory
flight muscles
Aptitude
Locomotion
Research
locomotion
muscles
organisms
biomechanics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Marden, James Harold. / Dragonfly flight performance : A model system for biomechanics, physiological genetics, and animal competitive behaviour. Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research. Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research. Oxford University Press, 2008.

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Marden JH. Dragonfly flight performance: A model system for biomechanics, physiological genetics, and animal competitive behaviour. In Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research. Oxford University Press. 2008 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0019