gryllidae

Summary

Summary: The family Gryllidae consists of the common house cricket, Acheta domesticus, which is used in neurological and physiological studies. Other genera include Gryllotalpa (mole cricket); Gryllus (field cricket); and Oecanthus (tree cricket).

Top Publications

  1. Lachenicht M, Clusella Trullas S, Boardman L, Le Roux C, Terblanche J. Effects of acclimation temperature on thermal tolerance, locomotion performance and respiratory metabolism in Acheta domesticus L. (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). J Insect Physiol. 2010;56:822-30 pubmed publisher
  2. McCluney K, Sabo J. Water availability directly determines per capita consumption at two trophic levels. Ecology. 2009;90:1463-9 pubmed
    ..Under dry conditions, animals may make foraging decisions based first on water needs, not energy or nutrients, suggesting strong and predictable effects of alterations in aridity on species interactions. ..
  3. Marshall J, Huestis D, Garcia C, Hiromasa Y, Wheeler S, Noh S, et al. Comparative proteomics uncovers the signature of natural selection acting on the ejaculate proteomes of two cricket species isolated by postmating, prezygotic phenotypes. Mol Biol Evol. 2011;28:423-35 pubmed publisher
  4. Kostarakos K, Hartbauer M, Römer H. Matched filters, mate choice and the evolution of sexually selected traits. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e3005 pubmed publisher
    ..The mismatched filter situation may ultimately explain the maintenance of considerable variation in the carrier frequency of the male signal despite stabilizing selection. ..
  5. Thomas M, Simmons L. Male-derived cuticular hydrocarbons signal sperm competition intensity and affect ejaculate expenditure in crickets. Proc Biol Sci. 2009;276:383-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results conform to sperm competition theory, and show for the first time, to our knowledge, that males can detect different intensities of sperm competition by using distinct chemical cues of individual males present on females. ..
  6. Maroja L, Clark M, Harrison R. Wolbachia plays no role in the one-way reproductive incompatibility between the hybridizing field crickets Gryllus firmus and G. pennsylvanicus. Heredity (Edinb). 2008;101:435-44 pubmed publisher
    ..All of our data strongly suggest that Wolbachia are not involved in the reproductive incompatibility between G. firmus and G. pennsylvanicus. ..
  7. Mautz B, Sakaluk S. Heritable variation in the timing of spermatophore removal, a mechanism of post-copulatory female choice in crickets. J Evol Biol. 2008;21:1366-70 pubmed publisher
  8. Bailey N, Zuk M. Field crickets change mating preferences using remembered social information. Biol Lett. 2009;5:449-51 pubmed publisher
    ..The predictive power of these results points to a pressing need for theoretical models of sexual selection that incorporate effects of social experience. ..
  9. Dimitrov A, Cummins G, Baker A, Aldworth Z. Characterizing the fine structure of a neural sensory code through information distortion. J Comput Neurosci. 2011;30:163-79 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that, for some cells in this system, a significant amount of information is encoded in patterns of spikes that would not be discovered through analyses based on linear stimulus-response measures. ..

More Information

Publications71

  1. Mhatre N, Montealegre Z F, Balakrishnan R, Robert D. Changing resonator geometry to boost sound power decouples size and song frequency in a small insect. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:E1444-52 pubmed publisher
  2. Dowling D, Nystrand M, Simmons L. Maternal effects, but no good or compatible genes for sperm competitiveness in Australian crickets. Evolution. 2010;64:1257-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Instead, we found maternal effects that were possibly sex-linked or cytoplasmically linked. We also found effects of focal male age on sperm competitiveness, with small increments in age conferring more competitive sperm...
  3. Hall M, Bussière L, Demont M, Ward P, Brooks R. Competitive PCR reveals the complexity of postcopulatory sexual selection in Teleogryllus commodus. Mol Ecol. 2010;19:610-9 pubmed
  4. Takahashi T, Hamada A, Miyawaki K, Matsumoto Y, Mito T, Noji S, et al. Systemic RNA interference for the study of learning and memory in an insect. J Neurosci Methods. 2009;179:9-15 pubmed
    ..The results demonstrate that silencing of NOS expression by systemic RNAi impairs LTM formation. Systemic RNAi will become a useful method for study of the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory...
  5. Mhatre N, Bhattacharya M, Robert D, Balakrishnan R. Matching sender and receiver: poikilothermy and frequency tuning in a tree cricket. J Exp Biol. 2011;214:2569-78 pubmed publisher
  6. Grace J, Shaw K. Coevolution of male mating signal and female preference during early lineage divergence of the Hawaiian cricket, Laupala cerasina. Evolution. 2011;65:2184-96 pubmed publisher
    ..This correlated divergence between signal and preference suggests that sexual selection facilitates the establishment of sexual isolation, reduced gene flow, and population differentiation, prerequisites for speciation...
  7. Rost Roszkowska M, Poprawa I, Chachulska Zymełka A. Apoptosis and autophagy in the midgut epithelium of Acheta domesticus (Insecta, Orthoptera, Gryllidae). Zoolog Sci. 2010;27:740-5 pubmed publisher
    The midgut epithelium of Acheta domesticus (Insecta, Orthoptera, Gryllidae), which is composed of columnar digestive cells and regenerative crypts, degenerates in two manners: necrotic and apoptotic...
  8. Strauss J, Lakes Harlan R. Neuroanatomy of the complex tibial organ of Stenopelmatus (Orthoptera: Ensifera: Stenopelmatidae). J Comp Neurol. 2008;511:81-91 pubmed publisher
    ..The crista acustica homolog could represent a neuronal rudiment of a secondarily reduced ear, but neuronal features are also consistent with an evolutionary preadaptation...
  9. Strauss J, Lakes Harlan R. Neuroanatomy of the complex tibial organ in the splay-footed cricket Comicus calcaris Irish 1986 (Orthoptera: Ensifera: Schizodactylidae). J Comp Neurol. 2010;518:4567-80 pubmed publisher
    The subgenual chordotonal organ complex in insects is modified in ensiferan taxa like Gryllidae and Tettigoniidae into hearing organs with specific sets of auditory receptors...
  10. Rodríguez Muñoz R, Bretman A, Slate J, Walling C, Tregenza T. Natural and sexual selection in a wild insect population. Science. 2010;328:1269-72 pubmed publisher
    ..We confirm the fundamental prediction that males vary more in their reproductive success than females, and we find that females as well as males leave more offspring when they mate with more partners...
  11. Ghosal K, Naples S, Rabe A, Killian K. Agonistic behavior and electrical stimulation of the antennae induces Fos-like protein expression in the male cricket brain. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2010;74:38-51 pubmed publisher
    ..We detected c-Fos/FRA-like cellular immunoreactivity in different functional regions of the adult brain including the pars intercerebralis, protocerebrum, deutocerebrum, and the cortex of the mushroom bodies...
  12. Martinsen L, Venanzetti F, Johnsen A, Sbordoni V, Bachmann L. Molecular evolution of the pDo500 satellite DNA family in Dolichopoda cave crickets (Rhaphidophoridae). BMC Evol Biol. 2009;9:301 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we analyzed the mode of evolution of the pDo500 satDNA family of Dolichopoda cave crickets. In addition, we discuss the potential of slowly evolving satDNAs as phylogenetic markers...
  13. Matsumoto Y, Hatano A, Unoki S, Mizunami M. Stimulation of the cAMP system by the nitric oxide-cGMP system underlying the formation of long-term memory in an insect. Neurosci Lett. 2009;467:81-5 pubmed publisher
  14. Nakamura T, Yoshizaki M, Ogawa S, Okamoto H, Shinmyo Y, Bando T, et al. Imaging of transgenic cricket embryos reveals cell movements consistent with a syncytial patterning mechanism. Curr Biol. 2010;20:1641-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings imply that the syncytial mode of the early segmentation in long-germ insects evolved from a dynamic syncytial-to-cellular mode found in the present study, accompanied by a heterochronic shift of gap gene action...
  15. Witney A, Hedwig B. Kinematics of phonotactic steering in the walking cricket Gryllus bimaculatus (de Geer). J Exp Biol. 2011;214:69-79 pubmed publisher
    ..Phonotactic steering was integrated into forward walking without changes to the walking motor cycle...
  16. Lee Y, Choi S, Han S, Woo D, Chun H. Detection of foreign bodies in foods using continuous wave terahertz imaging. J Food Prot. 2012;75:179-83 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that CW THz imaging has potential for detecting both high-density and low-density FBs embedded in food...
  17. Nakamura T, Mito T, Miyawaki K, Ohuchi H, Noji S. EGFR signaling is required for re-establishing the proximodistal axis during distal leg regeneration in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus nymph. Dev Biol. 2008;319:46-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that EGFR signaling influences positional information along the PD axis in distal leg patterning of insects, regardless of the leg formation mode...
  18. Andrés J, Maroja L, Harrison R. Searching for candidate speciation genes using a proteomic approach: seminal proteins in field crickets. Proc Biol Sci. 2008;275:1975-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, our observations suggest that some of the loci encoding seminal proteins may indeed play a role in fertilization barriers in field crickets...
  19. Jacobs G, Miller J, Aldworth Z. Computational mechanisms of mechanosensory processing in the cricket. J Exp Biol. 2008;211:1819-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, a relatively simple mechanosensory system employs a variety of complex computational mechanisms to provide the animal with relevant information about its environment...
  20. Hall M, Bussière L, Hunt J, Brooks R. Experimental evidence that sexual conflict influences the opportunity, form and intensity of sexual selection. Evolution. 2008;62:2305-15 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the broader evolutionary implications of these findings, including the contributions of sexual conflict to fluctuating sexual selection and the maintenance of additive genetic variation...
  21. Ghosal K, Gupta M, Killian K. Agonistic behavior enhances adult neurogenesis in male Acheta domesticus crickets. J Exp Biol. 2009;212:2045-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Agonistic interactions enhanced the proliferation of these distributed precursor cells but did not increase the survival of the newborn neurons generated by these cells...
  22. Ogawa H, Cummins G, Jacobs G, Oka K. Dendritic design implements algorithm for synaptic extraction of sensory information. J Neurosci. 2008;28:4592-603 pubmed publisher
    ..It is possible that the differences in the distribution of synaptic weights because of the dendritic geometry are related to the algorithm for extraction of sensory information in the postsynaptic interneurons...
  23. Stevenson P, Schildberger K. Mechanisms of experience dependent control of aggression in crickets. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2013;23:318-23 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that animals can make the decision to fight or flee by modulating the respective behavioural thresholds in response to potentially rewarding and aversive attributes of experiences...
  24. Larson E, Hume G, Andrés J, Harrison R. Post-mating prezygotic barriers to gene exchange between hybridizing field crickets. J Evol Biol. 2012;25:174-86 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose a classification scheme for mechanisms underlying post-mating prezygotic barriers similar to that used for premating barriers...
  25. Thomas M, Simmons L. Crickets detect the genetic similarity of mating partners via cuticular hydrocarbons. J Evol Biol. 2011;24:1793-800 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results provide good evidence that cuticular hydrocarbon profiles offer a means of assessing genetic compatibility in T. oceanicus, enabling individuals to choose their most genetically suitable mate...
  26. Montealegre Z F, Jonsson T, Robert D. Sound radiation and wing mechanics in stridulating field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). J Exp Biol. 2011;214:2105-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings show that, as they engage in stridulation, cricket wings work as coupled oscillators that together control the mechanical oscillations generating the remarkably pure species-specific song. ..
  27. Aldworth Z, Dimitrov A, Cummins G, Gedeon T, Miller J. Temporal encoding in a nervous system. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011;7:e1002041 pubmed publisher
    ..Together these results show that single neurons are capable of using temporal patterns of spikes as fundamental symbols in their neural code, and that they communicate specific stimulus distributions to subsequent neural structures...
  28. Maklakov A, Simpson S, Zajitschek F, Hall M, Dessmann J, Clissold F, et al. Sex-specific fitness effects of nutrient intake on reproduction and lifespan. Curr Biol. 2008;18:1062-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data suggest that sex-specific selection has thus far failed fully to resolve intralocus sexual conflict over diet optimization. Such conflict may be an important factor linking nutrition and reproduction to lifespan and aging...
  29. Mhatre N, Montealegre Z F, Balakrishnan R, Robert D. Mechanical response of the tympanal membranes of the tree cricket Oecanthus henryi. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2009;195:453-62 pubmed publisher
    ..This is interesting in the context of the outstanding question of the role of spiracular inputs in the auditory system of tree crickets...
  30. Hamada A, Miyawaki K, Honda sumi E, Tomioka K, Mito T, Ohuchi H, et al. Loss-of-function analyses of the fragile X-related and dopamine receptor genes by RNA interference in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Dev Dyn. 2009;238:2025-33 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that the cricket has the potential to become a novel model system to explore human neuronal pathogenic mechanisms and to screen therapeutic drugs by RNAi...
  31. Oh K, Fergus D, Grace J, Shaw K. Interspecific genetics of speciation phenotypes: song and preference coevolution in Hawaiian crickets. J Evol Biol. 2012;25:1500-12 pubmed publisher
  32. Nakatani Y, Matsumoto Y, Mori Y, Hirashima D, Nishino H, Arikawa K, et al. Why the carrot is more effective than the stick: different dynamics of punishment memory and reward memory and its possible biological basis. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2009;92:370-80 pubmed publisher
    ..The possible adaptive significance of relatively limited durability of punishment memory is proposed...
  33. Maroja L, Andrés J, Harrison R. Genealogical discordance and patterns of introgression and selection across a cricket hybrid zone. Evolution. 2009;63:2999-3015 pubmed publisher
    ..These are candidate barrier genes with possible reproductive functions. We also use genealogical data to examine the demographic history of the field crickets and the current structure of the hybrid zone...
  34. Kainz F, Ewen Campen B, Akam M, Extavour C. Notch/Delta signalling is not required for segment generation in the basally branching insect Gryllus bimaculatus. Development. 2011;138:5015-26 pubmed publisher
  35. Grobe B, Rothbart M, Hanschke A, Hennig R. Auditory processing at two time scales by the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:1681-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The fusion of short and long time scales during auditory processing by female crickets corresponded to a weighted AND-like operation of two processing modules, the pulse and the chirp filter...
  36. Bando T, Ishimaru Y, Kida T, Hamada Y, Matsuoka Y, Nakamura T, et al. Analysis of RNA-Seq data reveals involvement of JAK/STAT signalling during leg regeneration in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Development. 2013;140:959-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Hyperproliferation of blastema cells caused by Gb'fat(RNAi) or Gb'warts(RNAi) was suppressed by RNAi against Gb'Stat. The results suggest that JAK/STAT signalling regulates blastema cell proliferation during leg regeneration...
  37. Danbara Y, Sakamoto T, Uryu O, Tomioka K. RNA interference of timeless gene does not disrupt circadian locomotor rhythms in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. J Insect Physiol. 2010;56:1738-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Red2 (DsRed2) dsRNA. These results suggest that in the cricket, tim plays some role in fine-tuning of the free-running period but may not be essential for oscillation of the circadian clock...
  38. Drayton J, Milner R, Hall M, Jennions M. Inbreeding and courtship calling in the cricket Teleogryllus commodus. J Evol Biol. 2011;24:47-58 pubmed publisher
    ..It might, however, signal components of male fitness that are not affected by changes in heterozygosity...
  39. Kostarakos K, Hedwig B. Calling song recognition in female crickets: temporal tuning of identified brain neurons matches behavior. J Neurosci. 2012;32:9601-12 pubmed publisher
    ..It is crucially linked to a change in auditory responsiveness during pulse intervals and based on fast interactions of inhibition and excitation...
  40. Schmidt A, Römer H. Solutions to the cocktail party problem in insects: selective filters, spatial release from masking and gain control in tropical crickets. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28593 pubmed publisher
    ..This is even more a problem in species-rich environments like tropical rainforests, where background noise levels of up to 60 dB SPL have been measured...
  41. Thomas M, Simmons L. Sexual dimorphism in cuticular hydrocarbons of the Australian field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). J Insect Physiol. 2008;54:1081-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The occurrence of sexual dimorphism in cuticular hydrocarbons of some but not other species, and the extent of variation within genera, suggest that this divergence has been driven primarily by sexual selection...
  42. Mizunami M, Unoki S, Mori Y, Hirashima D, Hatano A, Matsumoto Y. Roles of octopaminergic and dopaminergic neurons in appetitive and aversive memory recall in an insect. BMC Biol. 2009;7:46 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the roles of octopaminergic and dopaminergic neurons in memory recall have remained unclear...
  43. Veen T, Faulks J, Rodríguez Muñoz R, Tregenza T. Premating reproductive barriers between hybridising cricket species differing in their degree of polyandry. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e19531 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study shows clear differences in the strength of reproductive isolation during the mate choice process depending on sex and species, which may have important consequences for the evolution of reproductive barriers. ..
  44. Schmidt A, Riede K, Römer H. High background noise shapes selective auditory filters in a tropical cricket. J Exp Biol. 2011;214:1754-62 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the consequences of these adaptations for intraspecific acoustic communication and reproductive isolation between species...
  45. Rillich J, Stevenson P. Winning fights induces hyperaggression via the action of the biogenic amine octopamine in crickets. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28891 pubmed publisher
  46. Drayton J, Milner R, Hunt J, Jennions M. Inbreeding and advertisement calling in the cricket Teleogryllus commodus: laboratory and field experiments. Evolution. 2010;64:3069-83 pubmed publisher
    ..commodus prefer males with a higher calling effort, inbred males will suffer reductions in mating success. Females who base mate choice on call rate are therefore using a signal correlated with male heterozygosity and/or condition...
  47. Takagi A, Kurita K, Terasawa T, Nakamura T, Bando T, Moriyama Y, et al. Functional analysis of the role of eyes absent and sine oculis in the developing eye of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Dev Growth Differ. 2012;54:227-40 pubmed publisher
    ..These results imply that Gb'eya and Gb'so are essential for the differentiation of the retinal progenitor cells and maintaining retinal structures during eye development...
  48. Miller J, Krueger S, Heys J, Gedeon T. Quantitative characterization of the filiform mechanosensory hair array on the cricket cercus. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e27873 pubmed publisher
  49. Bando T, Hamada Y, Kurita K, Nakamura T, Mito T, Ohuchi H, et al. Lowfat, a mammalian Lix1 homologue, regulates leg size and growth under the Dachsous/Fat signaling pathway during tissue regeneration. Dev Dyn. 2011;240:1440-53 pubmed publisher
  50. Adamo S, Baker J. Conserved features of chronic stress across phyla: the effects of long-term stress on behavior and the concentration of the neurohormone octopamine in the cricket, Gryllus texensis. Horm Behav. 2011;60:478-83 pubmed publisher
    ..It also demonstrates that chronic stress has both positive and negative effects in insects...
  51. Bretman A, Newcombe D, Tregenza T. Promiscuous females avoid inbreeding by controlling sperm storage. Mol Ecol. 2009;18:3340-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Paternity is almost completely predicted by how much sperm from a particular male is stored, and unrelated males contribute more sperm to storage and have a corresponding higher paternity success...
  52. Ellison C, Wiley C, Shaw K. The genetics of speciation: genes of small effect underlie sexual isolation in the Hawaiian cricket Laupala. J Evol Biol. 2011;24:1110-9 pubmed publisher
  53. Zorovic M, Hedwig B. Processing of species-specific auditory patterns in the cricket brain by ascending, local, and descending neurons during standing and walking. J Neurophysiol. 2011;105:2181-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Extra spiking activity resulted in a somewhat degraded copying of the pulse pattern in most neurons...
  54. Stritih N, Stumpner A. Vibratory interneurons in the non-hearing cave cricket indicate evolutionary origin of sound processing elements in Ensifera. Zoology (Jena). 2009;112:48-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Other interneurons appear morpho-physiologically conserved across hearing and non-hearing species, possibly as a part of a multimodal "alert" system...
  55. Jang Y, Won Y, Choe J. Convergent and divergent patterns of morphological differentiation provide more evidence for reproductive character displacement in a wood cricket Gryllus fultoni (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). BMC Evol Biol. 2009;9:27 pubmed publisher
    ..vernalis populations, to infer the nature and direction of selection acting on reproductive and morphological characters in sympatry...
  56. Gershman S, Barnett C, Pettinger A, Weddle C, Hunt J, Sakaluk S. Give 'til it hurts: trade-offs between immunity and male reproductive effort in the decorated cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus. J Evol Biol. 2010;23:829-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, males showed a phenotypic but not a genetic trade-off between spermatophylax mass and lytic activity, suggesting that this trade-off is mediated largely by environmental factors...
  57. Stritih N. Anatomy and physiology of a set of low-frequency vibratory interneurons in a nonhearing ensiferan (Troglophilus neglectus, rhaphidophoridae). J Comp Neurol. 2009;516:519-32 pubmed publisher
    ..The function of these neurons in predator detection and intraspecific communication is discussed...
  58. Hummel J, Kössl M, Nowotny M. Sound-induced tympanal membrane motion in bushcrickets and its relationship to sensory output. J Exp Biol. 2011;214:3596-604 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these data verify a functional, albeit indirect, coupling of tympanum motion and sensory cell activity for one of the pronounced vibration maxima, which appears to represent a resonance frequency of the tympanum...
  59. Mito T, Shinmyo Y, Kurita K, Nakamura T, Ohuchi H, Noji S. Ancestral functions of Delta/Notch signaling in the formation of body and leg segments in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Development. 2011;138:3823-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, in the cricket, Delta/Notch signaling might be required for proper morphogenesis of body segments and posterior elongation, but not for specification of segment boundaries...
  60. Shaw K, Lesnick S. Genomic linkage of male song and female acoustic preference QTL underlying a rapid species radiation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:9737-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Genomic linkage may facilitate rapid speciation by contributing to genetic correlations between sexual signaling behaviors that eventually cause sexual isolation between diverging populations...
  61. Mulder Rosi J, Cummins G, Miller J. The cricket cercal system implements delay-line processing. J Neurophysiol. 2010;103:1823-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Several INs show delay-line-derived sensitivities that are equivalent, in an engineering sense, to "notch filtering," through which background noise is selectively eliminated by the delay-line-based processing...
  62. Marshall J, Huestis D, Hiromasa Y, Wheeler S, Oppert C, Marshall S, et al. Identification, RNAi knockdown, and functional analysis of an ejaculate protein that mediates a postmating, prezygotic phenotype in a cricket. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e7537 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings represent one of the first studies to identify a protein that plays a role in mediating both a postmating, prezygotic isolation pathway and reproductive senescence. ..