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Research Article

Discovery of a Lipid Synthesising Organ in the Auditory System of an Insect

  • Kathryn F. Lomas,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • David R. Greenwood mail,

    david.greenwood@auckland.ac.nz

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • James FC. Windmill,

    Affiliation: Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Joseph C. Jackson,

    Affiliation: Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Jeremy Corfield,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Stuart Parsons

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Published: December 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051486

About the Authors

Kathryn F. Lomas, David R. Greenwood, Jeremy Corfield, Stuart Parsons
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
David R. Greenwood
The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, Auckland, New Zealand
James FC. Windmill, Joseph C. Jackson
Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: david.greenwood@auckland.ac.nz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KFL DRG JFCW JCJ SP. Performed the experiments: KFL DRG JFCW JCJ. Analyzed the data: KFL DRG JFCW JCJ JC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DRG JFCW JCJ JC. Wrote the paper: KFL DRG JFCW JC SP.