Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Responsive to the vibrations or tones of sound: applied to certain organs or parts of insects and spiders.

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  • adjective Describing the stretch receptors in arthropods that detect the position of body segments or appendages

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  • More specifically, loss of nocte changed the structure and function of major fly sensory organs called chordotonal organs, and had a dramatic influence on temperature synchronization of behavioral activity.

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  • The name comes from the fact that an atonal mutation will disrupt the development of chordotonal organs.

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  • It's a proneural gene, which means it activates some part of the embryonic development of the nervous system — in this case, chordotonal organs, cell structures designed to pick up vibrations (think eardrums and the like).

    Intervallic cell

  • The name comes from the fact that an atonal mutation will disrupt the development of chordotonal organs.

    Intervallic cell

  • It's a proneural gene, which means it activates some part of the embryonic development of the nervous system — in this case, chordotonal organs, cell structures designed to pick up vibrations (think eardrums and the like).

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Further, other mutants that interfered with the function of the chordotonal organs also disrupted temperature synchronization.

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  • This established the chordotonal organs as key circadian temperature receptors.

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  • The name comes from the fact that an atonal mutation will disrupt the development of chordotonal organs.

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  • The atonal gene was first isolated in fruit flies this case, chordotonal organs, cell structures designed to pick up vibrations (think eardrums and the like).

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  • Just looking at the nocte DNA sequence, no one would have predicted a function for this gene or the chordotonal organs in temperature synchronization ".

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