Matched peripheral filtering in the lateral line organ and relation to temperature

Sietse M. Van Netten*, J. Esther C. Wiersinga-Post

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    We have compared cupular mechanics and hair cell frequency
    selectivity of canal neuromasts of the ruffe Gymnocephalus cernuus
    with those of the African knife fish Xenomystus nigri in relation to
    temperature. Mechanical frequency selectivity of the cupulae is
    significantly different but independent of temperature. Hair cell
    frequency selectivity, however, depends on temperature, with a Q10 of
    1. 75, but no signs of intrinsic differences in hair cell selectivity were
    observed in the two species. The results imply that the hair cells of the
    two species, at their different habitat temperatures, optimally
    transduce the specific water motion best transmitted by their cupulae.
    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)153-156
    Aantal pagina's4
    Nummer van het tijdschrift2-3
    StatusPublished - 1-jan.-2002

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