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How locusts breathe.
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PMID:  23280354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Insect tracheal-respiratory systems achieve high fluxes and great dynamic range with low energy requirements and could be important models for bioengineers interested in developing microfluidic systems. Recent advances suggest that insect cardiorespiratory systems have functional valves that permit compartmentalization with segment-specific pressures and flows and that system anatomy allows regional flows. Convection dominates over diffusion as a transport mechanism in the major tracheae, but Reynolds numbers suggest viscous effects remain important.
Jon F Harrison; James S Waters; Arianne J Cease; John M Vandenbrooks; Viviane Callier; C Jaco Klok; Kimberly Shaffer; John J Socha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology (Bethesda, Md.)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1548-9221     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiology (Bethesda)     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101208185     Medline TA:  Physiology (Bethesda)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences Tempe, Arizona; and.
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