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Death-Feigning in Insects: Mechanism and Function of Tonic Immobility

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Death-Feigning in Insects: Mechanism and Function of Tonic Immobility

Death-Feigning in Insects: Mechanism and Function of Tonic Immobility by Masaki Sakai
English | PDF | 2021 | 185 Pages | ISBN : 9813365978 | 6.6 MB

This book examines the mechanisms and functions of tonic immobility, the so-called death feigning behavior, or thanatosis, or animal hypnosis. The chapters cover the neurophysiological and experimental studies on insects, the functional significance of death-feigning, examination of the freezing and immobility behavior in insects through environment, physiology, genetics, and responses to ultrasound and vibration. It also covers tonic immobility and freezing behavior in fish from the perspective of vertebrates study.