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Penetration mechanics of a beetle intromittent organ with bending stiffness gradient and a soft tip

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Science Advances  20 Dec 2017:
Vol. 3, no. 12, eaao5469
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao5469

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vol. 3 no. 12

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  • Received for publication August 1, 2017
  • Accepted for publication November 20, 2017
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  1. Yoko Matsumura*,
  2. Alexander E. Kovalev and
  3. Stanislav N. Gorb
  1. Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, Kiel University, Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, D-24118 Kiel, Germany.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: yoko.matumura.hamupeni{at}gmail.com

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