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The function of antennae in cockroaches is

( A ) Auditory and Tactile
( B ) Auditory
( C ) Olfactory
( D ) Tactile

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Cockroach antennae have been extensively used for studying the multifunctional sensory appendage that generates the olfactory, gustatory, tactile, thermal, and humidity senses. Of the variety of senses, the tactile sense is thought to play a key role for perceiving physical objects. Because most cockroach species are nocturnal, the tactile sense of the antenna would be essential to determine the position, shape, and texture of surrounding objects in the dark. Mechanoreceptors on the surface of the antenna are primarily responsible for the generation of tactile sense.
Answer :( D ) Tactile
answered Apr 4, 2014 by pady_1
edited Nov 2, 2017 by meena.p

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