Physiology: Neutral buoyancy by an insect

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Larval phantom midges are remarkably adept at maintaining neutral buoyancy in water. A new study reveals that they do so using a previously unknown mechanism — modifying the volumes of internal air sacs using pH-driven changes in a protein embedded in the air-sac walls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R165-R167
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 28 2022


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