12 March 2019
Producing vibrations that will travel well along plant material requires the sudden release of mechanical energy – many times faster than could be achieved through direct action of the planthoppers’ tiny muscles.
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About the lead researchers
Leonidas-Romanos Davranoglou - Department of Zoology
Dr Beth Mortimer - Department of Zoology
Prof Graham Taylor – Department of Zoology
Dr Alice Cicirello - Department of Engineering Science