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Research Article

In Vivo Time-Resolved Microtomography Reveals the Mechanics of the Blowfly Flight Motor

  • Simon M. Walker equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Simon M. Walker, Daniel A. Schwyn

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel A. Schwyn equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Simon M. Walker, Daniel A. Schwyn

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Rajmund Mokso,

    Affiliation: Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

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  • Martina Wicklein,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Tonya Müller,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Michael Doube,

    Affiliation: Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Marco Stampanoni,

    Affiliations: Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Holger G. Krapp,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Graham K. Taylor mail

    graham.taylor@zoo.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 25, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001823

About the Authors

Simon M. Walker, Daniel A. Schwyn, Tonya Müller, Graham K. Taylor
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Daniel A. Schwyn, Martina Wicklein, Holger G. Krapp
Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Rajmund Mokso, Marco Stampanoni
Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
Michael Doube
Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom
Marco Stampanoni
Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: graham.taylor@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: DAS RM MS SMW HGK GKT. Performed the experiments: SMW DAS RM MW TM MD HGK GKT. Analyzed the data: SMW DAS RM GKT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DAS MS RM HGK SMW GKT. Wrote the paper: SMW GKT.