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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

    Barth FG (2017)
     Remembering Franz Huber (November 20, 1925-April 27, 2017), a
     pioneer of insect neuroethology.

    J Comp Physiol A, DOI: 10.1007/s00359-017-1225-1

Asjad HMM, Kasture A, El-Kasaby A, Sackel M, Hummel T, Freissmuth M, Sucic S (2017)
Pharmacochaperoning in a Drosophila Model System Rescues Human Dopamine Transporter Variants Associated with Infantile/Juvenile Parkinsonism.
J Biol Chem. 2017 Sep 29. pii: jbc.M117.797092. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.797092

 

Tichy H, Hellwig M and Kallina W (2017)
Revisiting theories of humidity transduction: a focus on electrophysiological data.
Front. Physiol. 8:650. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00650

Politi Y, Pippel E, Licuco-Massouh A, Bertinetti L, Blumtritt H, Barth FG, Fratzl P (2017)
Nano-channels in the spider fang for the transport of Zn ions to cross-link His-rich proteins pre-deposited in the cuticle matrix.
Arthropod Structure & Development, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2016.06.001

 

PUBLICATIONS 2016

 

Tichy H, Hellwig M and Zopf LM (2016)
The rate of concentration change and how it determines the resolving power of cockroach olfactory receptor neurons.
Front. Physiol. 7:645. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00645
Accepted: 09 Dec 2016


Tobias S. Kaiser,    Birgit Poehn,    David Szkiba,    Marco Preussner,    Fritz J. Sedlazeck,    Alexander Zrim,    Tobias Neumann,    Lam-Tung Nguyen,    Andrea J. Betancourt,    Thomas Hummel,    Heiko Vogel,    Silke Dorner,    Florian Heyd, Arndt von Haeseler    & Kristin Tessmar-Raible (2016)  
The genomic basis of circadian and circalunar timing adaptations in a midge
Published online 21 November 2016
Nature, doi:10.1038/nature20151

Streinzer M
, Huber W, Spaethe J (2016)
Body size limits dim-light foraging activity in stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini)
J Comp Physiol A 202: 643-655. DOI 10.1007/s00359-016-1118-8

Dyer AG, Streinzer M, Garcia J (2016)
Flower detection and acuity of the Australian native stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria Sm

J Comp Physiol A: 202: 629-639. Doi 10.1007/s00359-016-1107-y

Abhishek Kulkarni A, Ertekin D, Chi-Hon Lee C-H, Hummel T (2016)
Birth order dependent growth cone segregation determines synaptic layer identity in the Drosophila visual system
eLife 2016;10.7554/eLife.13715, published: March 17, 2016
DOI: dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.13715

Hellwig M, Tichy H (2016)
Rising background odor concentration reduces sensitivity of ON and OFF olfactory receptor neurons for changes in concentration.

Front Physiol 7: 63. doi:10.3389/fphys.2016.00063, published March 1, 2016

Jersakova J, Spaethe J, Streinzer  M, Neumayer J, Paulus H, Dötterl S, Johnson SD (2016).
Does Traunsteinera globosa (the globe orchid) dupe its pollinators through generalized food deception or mimicry?
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 10.1111/boj.12364

Ameya Kasture, Ali El-Kasaby, Daniel Szöllősi, H. M. Mazhar Asjad, Alexandra Grimm, Thomas Stockner, Thomas Hummel, Michael Freissmuth, Sonja Sucic (2016)
Functional rescue of a misfolded Drosophila melanogaster dopamine transporter mutant associated with a sleepless phenotype by pharmacological chaperones
J Biol Chemistry, first published on August 1, 2016
doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.737551

Politi Y, Pippel E, Licuco-Massouh A, Bertinetti L, Blumtritt H, Barth FG, Fratzl P (2016)
Nano-channels in the spider fang for the transport of Zn ions to cross-link His-rich proteins pre-deposited in the cuticle matrix.
Arthropod Structure & Development, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2016.06.001

Valverde Serrano C, Leemreize H, Bar-On B, Barth FG, Fratzl P, Zolotoyabko E, Politi Y (2016)
Ordering of protein and water molecules at their interface with chitin nano-crystals.
J Struct Biol 193:124-131

Young SL,Chyasnavichyus M, Barth FG, Fratzl P, Zlotnikov I, Politi Y, Tsukruk VV (2016)
Micromechanical properties of strain-sensitive lyriform organs of a wandering spider (Cupiennius salei).
Acta Biomaterialia 41:40-51

Schorkopf DL, de Sá Filho FG, Maia-Silva C, Schorkopf M, Hrncir M, Barth FG (2016)
Nectar profitability, not empty honey stores, stimulate recruitment and foraging in Melipona scutellaris (Apidae, Meliponini).
J Comp Physiol A 202(9,10): 14 pp; doi: 10.1007/s00359-016-1102-3


 

PUBLICATIONS

Axel Schmid

Harald Tichy

Friedrich G. Barth

complete list of publications

last 15:

KLOPSCH C, KUHLMANN HC, BARTH FG (2012) Airflow elicits a spider’s jump towards airborne prey. I. Airflow around a flying blowfly. J R Soc Interface 9 2591-2602, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0186

KLOPSCH C, KUHLMANN HC, BARTH FG (2013) Airflow elicits a spider’s jump towards airborne prey.  II. flow characteristics guiding behaviour. J R Soc Interface 10: dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2012.0820

Barth FG (2014) The slightest whiff of air: Airflow sensing in arthropods. In: H Bleckmann, J Mogdans, LS Coombs (eds) Flow sensing in air and water –behavioural, neural and engineering principles of operation. Chapter 7, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41446-6_7, pp 169-196

HRNCIR M, BARTH FG (2014) Vibratory communication in stingless bees (Meliponini): The challenge of interpreting the signals. In: RB Cocroft et al. (eds.) Studying vibrational communication - Animal signals and communication 3, DOI:10.1007/978-3-662-43607-3_18. Chapter 18, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

Barth FG (2014) Sinneswelten im Spiegel von Verhalten und Lebensraum – zugleich ein Plädoyer für die organismische Biologie. LEOPOLDINA LECTURE, Leopoldina Jahrbuch 2013: 389-396

 
Bar-on B, Barth FG, Fratzl P, politi Y (2014) Multiscale structural gradients enhance the biomechanical functionality of the spider fang. Nature Comm 5, doi:10.1038/ncomms4894

 

YOUNG SL, CHYASNAVICHYUS M, ERKO M, BARTH FG, FRATZL P, ZLOTNIKOV I, POLITI Y, TSUKRUK VV (2014) A spider’s biological vibration filter: micromechanical characteristics of a biomaterial surface. Acta Biomat 10: 4832-4842, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.07.023

BARTH FG (2015) A spider's tactile hairs. Scholarpedia 10(3): 7267.doi:10.4249/scholarpedia.7267. 13 pp

 

ERKO M, YOUNUS-METZLER O, RACK A, ZASLANSKY P, YOUNG SL, MILLIRON G, CHYASNAVICHYUS M, BARTH FG, FRATZL P, TSUKRUK V, ZLOTNIKOV I, POLITI Y (2015) Micro- and nano-structural details of a spider’s filter for substrate vibrations: relevance for low-frequency signal transmission. J R Soc Interface 2014111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2014.1111

 

BARTH FG (2015) A spider’s sense of touch: What to do with myriads of tactile hairs? In: Von der Emde G, Warrant E (eds) The ecology of animal senses. Matched filters for economical sensing. Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland, Chapter 2: 27-57

 

POLITI Y, PIPPEL E, LICUCO-MASSOUH A, BERTINETTI L, BLUMTRITT H, BARTH FG, FRATZL P (2016) Nano-channels in the spider fang for the transport of Zn ions to cross-link His-rich proteins pre-deposited in the cuticle matrix. Arthropod Structure & Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2016.06.001

 

VALVERDE SC, LEEMREIZE H, BAR-ON B, BARTH FG, FRATZL P, ZOLOTOYABKO E, POLITI Y (2016) Ordering of protein and water molecules at their interface with chitin nano-crystals. J Struct Biol 193:124-131

 

YOUNG SL,CHYASNAVICHYUS M, BARTH FG, FRATZL P, ZLOTNIKOV I, POLITI Y, TSUKRUK VV (2016)  Micromechanical properties of strain-sensitive lyriform organs of a wandering spider (Cupiennius salei) Acta Biomaterialia 41:40-51

 

SCHORKOPF DL, de Sá FILHO FG, MAIA-SILVA C, SCHORKOPF M, HRNCIR M, BARTH FG (2016) Nectar profitability, not empty honey stores, stimulate recruitment and foraging in Melipona scutellaris (Apidae, Meliponini). J Comp Physiol A 202 (9,10): 14 pp; doi:10.1007/s00359-016-1102-3  

 

BARTH FG (2016) 125 Jahre ‘Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft‘ (DZG) – von der Zootomie zur Epigenetik und Kognitionsforschung. Zoologie 2015, Mitteilungen d Dtsch Zool Ges, 7-19  

 

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY A

Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural and Bahavioral Physiology

Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany

Editor-in-chief: F.G. BARTH

 

BOOKS

(selected)

BARTH FG (1982) Biologie einer Begegnung. Die Partnerschaft der Insekten und Blumen. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart

--------- (1985, 1991) American edition: Insects and Flowers. The Biology of a Partnership. Princeton Science Library, Princeton University Press, Princeton 

BARTH FG (ed.) (1985) Neurobiology of Arachnids. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York-Tokyo

ELSNER N, BARTH FG (eds.) (1988) Sense Organs. Interfaces between Environment and Behaviour. Proceedings of the 16th Goettingen Neurobiology Conference. G. Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart-New York

BARTH FG (2001) Sinne und Verhalten: aus dem Leben einer Spinne. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York-Tokyo, 424 pp

BARTH FG, SCHMID A (eds) (2001) Ecology of Sensing. Springer- Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York -Tokyo

BARTH FG (2002) A Spider´s World: Senses and Behavior. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York, 394 pp

BARTH FG, HUMPHREY JAC, SECOMB TW (eds) (2003) Sensors and Sensing in Biology and Engineering. Springer-Verlag, Wien-New York, 399 pp

BARTH FG, HUMPHREY JAC, SRINIVASAN MV (eds) (2012) Frontiers in Sensing: From Biology to Engineering. Springer-Verlag, Wien - New York, 438 pp

BARTH FG, GIAMPIERI-DEUTSCH P, KLEIN H-D (eds) (2012) Sensory Perception: Mind and Matter. Springer-Verlag, Wien-New York, 400 pp

 

 

FILM

BARTH FG (1992) Balz und vibratorische Kommunikation der Spinne Cupiennius salei Keys. (Ctenidae). Film C 2318, Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für den wissenschaftlichen Film, Wien (25 min, colour, sound)

--------- dto. (1993) English version: Courtship and Vibratory Communication in the Spider Cupiennius salei Keys. (Ctenidae). Film C 2318, Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für den wissenschaftlichen Film, Wien.

 

 

Axel Schmid

(selected papers)

SCHMID A, DUNCKER M (1993) Histamine immunoreactivity in the central nervous system ofthe spider Cupiennius salei. Cell Tissue Res 273:533-545

SCHMID A, BECHERER C (1996) Leucokinin-like immunoreactive neurons in the cen-tral nervous system of the spider Cupiennius salei. Cell Tissue Res 284: 143 - 152

KAPS F, SCHMID A (1996) Mechanism and possible behavioural relevance of retinal movements in the ctenid spider Cupiennius salei Keys. J Exp Biol 199: 2451-2458

SCHMID A (1997) A visually induced switch in mode of locomotion of a spider. Z Naturforsch 52c: 124 - 128

SCHMID A (1998) Different functions of different eye types in the spider Cupiennius salei. J Exp Biol 201: 221 - 225

SCHMID A, BECHERER C (1999) Distribution of histamine in the CNS of different spiders. Microscopy Res Tech 44: 81 - 93

BECHERER C, SCHMID A (1999) Distribution of GABA-, Proctolin-, PeaHTH- and FMRFamide-like immunoreactivity in the visual ganglia of the spider Cupiennius salei Keys. Comp Biochem Physiol 122: 267 - 275

NEUHOFER D, MACHAN R, SCHMID A (2009) Visual perception of motion in a hunting spider. J Exp Biology 212: 2819-2823

FENK LM, SCHMID A (2010) The orientation-dependent visual spatial cut-off frequency in a spider. J Exp Biology 213: 3111-3117

FENK LM, HOINKES T, SCHMID A (2010) Vision as a third sensory modality to elicit attack behavior in a nocturnal spider. J Comp Physiol A 196: 957-961

FENK LM, HEIDLMEIER K, LINDNER P, SCHMID A (2010) Pupil size in spider eyes is linked to post-ecdysal lens growth. PLOS One 5/12: e15838

ORLANDO E, SCHMID A (2011) Colour blindness of the movement detecting system of the spider Cupiennius salei. J Exp Biol 214: 546-555

SCHMID A, TRISCHLER C (2011) Active sensing in a freely walking spider: Look where to go. J Insect Pysiol 57: 494-500

FENK LM, SCHMID A (2011) Flicker-induced eye movements and the behavioural temporal cut-off frequency in a nocturnal spider. J Exp Biol 214: 3658-3663

ZOPF L, SCHMID A, FREDMAN D, ERIKSSON BJ (2013) Spectral sensitivity of the ctenid spider Cupiennius salei. J Exp Biol 216: 4103-4108

ERIKSSON BJ, SAMADI L, SCHMID A (2013) The expression pattern of the genes engrailed, pax6, otd and six3 with special respect to head and eye development in Euperipatoides kanangrensis Reid 1996 (Onychophora: Peripatopsidae). Dev Genes Evol 223: 237-246

ERIKSSON BJ, FREDMAN D, STEINER G, SCHMID A (2013) Characterisation and localisation of the opsin protein repertoire in the brain and retinas of a spider and an onychophoran. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 186

CAMPIONE E, SCHMID A (2014) Brightness discrimination in the day- and nicht-adapted wandering spider Cupiennius salei. J Exp Biol, 217, 2704-2709 doi:10.1242/jeb.103366

STOWERS JR, FUHRMANN A, HOFBAUER M, STREINZER M, SCHMID A, DICKINSON MH, STRAW AD (2014) Reverse Engineering Animal Vision with Virtual Reality and Genetics. Computer 47: 38-45

 

Harald Tichy

selected papers

HINTERWIRTH A, ZEINER R, TICHY H (2004) Olfactory receptor cells on the cockroach antenna: responses to the direction and rate of change in food odour concentration. Eur J Neuroscience 19:3389-3392

GINGL E, TICHY H (2005) Sensory representation of temperature in mosquito warm and cold cells. J. Neurophysiologie 94:176-185

TICHY, H, HINTERWIRTH A, GINGL E (2005) Olfactory receptors on the cockroach antenna signal odour ON and odour OFF by excitation. Euro J Neuroscience 22:3147-3160

GINGL E, TICHY H (2006) Continuous tonic spike activity in spider warm cells in the absence of sensory input. J Neurophysiology 96:989-997

TICHY H (2007) Humidity-dependent cold cells on the antenna of the stick insect. J Neurophysiology  97: 3851-3858

TICHY H, FISCHER H, GINGL E (2008) Adaptation as a mechanism for gain control in an insect thermoreceptor. J Neurophysiology 100: 2137-2144

TICHY H, KALLINA W (2010) Insect hygroreceptor responses to continuous changes in humidity and air pressure. J Neurophysiol 103: 3274-3286

BURGSTALLER M, TICHY H (2011) Functional asymmetries in cockroach ON and OFF olfactory receptor neurons. J Neurophysiol 105: 834-845

BURGSTALLER M, TICHY H  (2012) Adaption as a mechanism for gain control in cockroach ON and OFF olfactory receptor neurons. Eur J Neuroscience 35: 519-526

TICHY H, KALLINA W (2013) The Evaporative Function of Cockroach Hygroreceptors. PLOS ONE, http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053998.

ZOPF L, LAZZARI CR, TICHY H (2014) Differential effects of ambient temperature on warm cell responses to infrared radiation in the bloodsucking bug Rhodnius prolixus. J Neurophysiology 111: 1341-1349. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00716.2013

TICHY H, KALLINA W (2014) Sensitivity of Honeybee Hygroreceptors to Slow Humidity Changes and Temporal Humidity Variation Detected in High Resolution by Mobile Measurements. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99032. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099032.

ZOPF L M, LAZZARI CR, TICHY H (2014) Infrared detection without specialized infrared receptors in the bloodsucking bug Rhodnius prolixus. J Neurophysiology 112: 1606-1615. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00317.2014

TICHY H, ZOPF LM (2015) The effect of convection on infrared detection by antennal warm cells in the bloodsucking bug Rhodnius prolixus.
Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.01047.2014

HELLWIG M, TICHY H (2016) Rising background odor concentration reduces sensitivity of ON and OFF olfactory receptor neurons for changes in concentration. Front. Physiol. 7:63. doi:10.3389/fphys.2016.00063

TICHY H, HELLWIG M and ZOPF LM (2016) The rate of concentration change and how it determines the resolving power of cockroach olfactory receptor neurons. Front. Physiol. 7:645. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00645

Tichy H, Hellwig M and Kallina W (2017)
Revisiting theories of humidity transduction: a focus on electrophysiological data.
Front. Physiol. 8:650. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00650

 

 

 

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