Crawling without wiggling: muscular mechanisms and kinematics of rectilinear locomotion in boa constrictors
A central issue for understanding locomotion of vertebrates is how muscle activity and movements of their segmented axial structures are coordinated, and snakes have a longitudinal uniformity of body segments and diverse locomotor behaviors that are well suited for studying the neural control of rhythmic axial movements. Unlike all other major modes of snake locomotion, rectilinear locomotion does not involve axial bending, and the mechanisms of propulsion and modulating speed are not well…
Pocket Guide to Mushrooms of South Africa
Pocket Guide to Mushrooms of South Africa - Kindle edition by Gryzenhout, Marieka. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Pocket Guide to Mushrooms of South Africa.
Expert unlocks mechanics of how snakes move in a straight line
University of Cincinnati biologist Bruce Jayne studied the mechanics of snake movement to understand exactly how they can propel themselves forward like a train through a tunnel. His study titled 'Crawling without Wiggling' was published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Bothalia: African Biodiveristy & Conservation is published by AOSIS for the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and aims to disseminate knowledge, information and innovative approaches that promote and enhanve the wise use and management of biodiversity in order to sustain the systems and species that support and benefit the people of Africa. The journal was previously publishd as Bothalia, and had served the South African botanical community since 1921. However the expande…
Mushrooms and Other Fungi in South Africa
A refreshing new book on mushrooms and other fungi in South Africa, covering 200 species - more than any mushroom book in the region to date. Text covers each species' distribution (both regionally and worldwide), description, typical habitat, edibility and toxicity. Magnificent photographs accompany each species, making this both a practical guide and a beautiful book. It will be welcomed by all mushroom enthusiasts, and by nature-lovers in general.
Exploring the Seashore in southern Africa
With this lively guide, young adventurers will discover the many treasures along southern Africa’s shores, learn all about the strange and beautiful creatures they can expect to see at the beach and where to find them, then try the fascinating activities and make their own firsthand discoveries. A companion volume to the popular Exploring Fynbos, this lively book is loaded with: interesting topics in accessible text interactive activities ‘did you know’ boxes ‘things to…
How many species of fungi are there at the tip of Africa?
Several recent studies have reviewed the extent of fungal biodiversity, and have used these data as basis for revised estimates of species numbers based on known numbers of plants and insects. None of these studies, however, have focused on fungal ...