Humidity sensing in insects — from ecology to neural processing

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Abstract

Humidity is an omnipresent climatic factor that influences the fitness, reproductive behavior and geographic distribution of animals. Insects in particular use humidity cues to navigate the environment. Although the sensory neurons of this elusive sense were first described more than fifty years ago, the transduction mechanism of humidity sensing (hygrosensation) remains unknown. Recent work has uncovered some of the key molecules involved, opening up for novel approaches to study hygrosensory transduction. In this review, I will discuss this progress made toward understanding hygrosensation in insects.

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  • Etologi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1-6
Antal sidor6
TidskriftCurrent Opinion in Insect Science
Volym24
StatusPublished - 2017 dec 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa