David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Acta Biotheoretica 34 (2-4):207-217 (1985)
The jaw mechanism of cichlid fishes is an intricate apparatus with complex force transmission from muscles to environment. The proportions of this apparatus change considerably during growth mainly due to scale effects. In adult fishes, the proportions differ, corresponding with the type of preferred food. In such a complex mechanism, it is very hard to gain insight into the functional meaning of the differences in proportions, unless a biomechanical model is constructed, describing kinematics and force equilibria of the apparatus.Such a model has been constructed and by means of perturbation analysis anatomical points could be selected of which the positions are very important for the function of biting. These hot spots need only small displacements in order to obtain an increase in biting force. By means of a newly developed mathematical technique, it was possible to move the anatomical points in very small steps towards more favourable positions for the function of biting.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Zeev Posner (2012). Spatio-Cultural Evolution as Information Dynamics: Part I. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 17 (2):125-162.
H. W. Hayley (1893). Hoffman and Jordan's Catalogue of the Fishes of Greece A Catalogue of the Fishes of Greece, with Notes on the Names Now in Use and Those Employed by Classical Authors. By Horace Addison Hoffman and David Starr Jordan. From the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Science, Philadelphia, August 17th, 1892. The Classical Review 7 (05):227-.
Clare R. Walsh & Steven A. Sloman (2011). The Meaning of Cause and Prevent: The Role of Causal Mechanism. Mind and Language 26 (1):21-52.
J. G. M. Kooloos & G. A. Zweers (1991). Integration of Pecking, Filter Feeding and Drinking Mechanisms in Waterfowl. Acta Biotheoretica 39 (2):107-140.
A. W. Pickard-Cambridge (1948). Greek Fishes Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson: A Glossary of Greek Fishes. Pp. Vi+302; 80 Figs. London: Oxford University Press, 1947. Cloth, 21s. Net. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 62 (02):79-80.
Arno Wouters (2005). Functional Explanation in Biology. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):269-293.
Tijs Goldschmidt & Jaap Visser (1990). On the Possible Role of Egg Mimics in Speciation. Acta Biotheoretica 38 (2).
P. M. Kulesa, G. C. Cruywagen, S. R. Lubkin, M. W. J. Ferguson & J. D. Murray (1996). Modelling the Spatial Patterning of Teeth Primordia in the Alligator. Acta Biotheoretica 44 (2):153-164.
J. W. M. Osse (1985). Jaw Protrusion, an Optimization of the Feeding Apparatus of Teleosts? Acta Biotheoretica 34 (2-4):219-232.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads2 ( #373,409 of 1,167,998 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #140,193 of 1,167,998 )
How can I increase my downloads?