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The Cricket as a Model Organism

Development, Regeneration, and Behavior

Editors: Horch, H.W., Mito, T., Popadić, A., Ohuchi, H., Noji, S. (Eds.)

  • Consolidates up-to-date and wide-ranging studies of the cricket
  • Provides detailed protocols that allow scientists to easily begin cricket work in their labs
  • Gives readers a deep understanding of the biology of crickets/Orthopterans for further applications in food production and pest management
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This book covers a broad range of topics about the cricket from its development, regeneration, physiology, nervous system, and behavior with remarkable recent updates by adapting the new, sophisticated molecular techniques including RNAi and other genome editing methods. It also provides detailed protocols on an array of topics and for basic experiments on the cricket.While the cricket has been one of the best models for neuroethological studies over the past 60 years, it has now become the most important system for studying basal hemimetabolous insects. The studies of Gryllus and related species of cricket will yield insight into evolutionary features that are not evident in other insect model systems, which mainly focus on holometabolous insects such as Drosophila, Tribolium, and Bombyx. Research on crickets and grasshoppers will be important for the development of pest-control strategies, given that some of the most notorious pests also belong to the order Orthoptera. At the same time, crickets possess an enormously high “food conversion efficiency”, making them a potentially important food source for an ever-expanding human population.This volume provides a comprehensive source of information as well as potential new applications in pest management and food production of the cricket. It will inspire scientists in various disciplines to use the cricket model system to investigate interesting and innovative questions.

About the authors

Hadley Wilson Horch
Affiliation: Bowdoin College
Address: 6500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA

 

Taro Mito

Affiliation: Tokushima University
Address: 2-1 Minami-jyosanjima-cho, Tokushima City 770-8506, Japan

 

Aleksandar Popadić

Affiliation: Wayne State University
Address: Biological Sciences Department, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

 

Hideyo Ohuchi

Affiliation: Okayama University, Department of Cytology and Histology
Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Address: 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City 700-8558, Japan

 

Sumihare Noji

Affiliation: Tokushima University
Address: 2-14 Shinkura-cho, Tokushiam City 770-8501, Japan

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • History of Cricket Biology

    Pollack, Gerald S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

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  • Early Development and Diversity of Gryllus Appendages

    Liu, Jin (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

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  • Leg Formation and Regeneration

    Bando, Tetsuya (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

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  • Eye Development and Photoreception of a Hemimetabolous Insect, Gryllus bimaculatus

    Ohuchi, Hideyo (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

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  • An Early Embryonic Diapause Stage and Developmental Plasticity in the Band-Legged Ground Cricket Dianemobius nigrofasciatus

    Shiga, Sakiko (et al.)

    Pages 63-74

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eBook 178,49 €
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Hardcover 222,56 €
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56476-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cricket as a Model Organism
Book Subtitle
Development, Regeneration, and Behavior
Editors
  • Hadley Wilson Horch
  • Taro Mito
  • Aleksandar Popadić
  • Hideyo Ohuchi
  • Sumihare Noji
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan KK
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56478-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56478-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56476-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 376
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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