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Decoding the locational information in the orb web vibrations of Araneus diadematus and Zygiella x-notata

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Decoding the locational information in the orb web vibrations of Araneus diadematus and Zygiella x-notata. / Mortimer, B.; Soler, A.; Wilkins, L.; Vollrath, F.

In: Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 16, No. 154, 20190201, 22.05.2019.

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Mortimer, B, Soler, A, Wilkins, L & Vollrath, F 2019, 'Decoding the locational information in the orb web vibrations of Araneus diadematus and Zygiella x-notata', Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 16, no. 154, 20190201. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0201

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Mortimer, B., Soler, A., Wilkins, L., & Vollrath, F. (2019). Decoding the locational information in the orb web vibrations of Araneus diadematus and Zygiella x-notata. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 16(154), [20190201]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0201

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Mortimer B, Soler A, Wilkins L, Vollrath F. Decoding the locational information in the orb web vibrations of Araneus diadematus and Zygiella x-notata. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2019 May 22;16(154). 20190201. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0201

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Mortimer, B. ; Soler, A. ; Wilkins, L. ; Vollrath, F. / Decoding the locational information in the orb web vibrations of Araneus diadematus and Zygiella x-notata. In: Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 154.

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