Daphnia Locomotion


There is a long and rich history of studying how animals move. The stop motion photographs of Marey and Muybridge are perhaps recognizable (see below). Many pioneers in the field including Gray, etc and etc established standard approaches to the study of animal movement. More recently we have developed methods and tools to study swimming and force production associated with swimming of Daphnia magna.  

-->  The role of monoaminergic signalling in Daphnia magna swimming

-->  The development of the motor program in Daphnia magna

-->  Crawling Cladocerans: Curious cases of crawling chydorids and other cladocerans

-->  Development of tools to study Daphnia swimming