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The paired infrared organs of Melanophila acuminata consist of 50-100 sensilla situated at the bottom of a pit next to the coxae of the mesothoracic legs, where no exocuticle is developed. Each sensillum is accompanied by a wax gland and has a cuticular lens-like spherule (diameter 12-15 microm) bulging out with its upper hemisphere above the surface,(More)
Beetles of the genus Melanophila are able to detect infrared radiation by using specialized sensilla in their metathoracic pit organs. We describe the afferent projections of the infrared-sensitive neurons in the central nervous system. The axons primarily terminate in the central neuropil of the fused second thoracic ganglia where they establish putative(More)
Transverse serial sections (100-140 nm thick) of solid myosin filaments of the honeybee, Apis mellifica, were photographed in a JEM-200 electron microscope at 200 kV. The images were digitized and computer processed by rotational filtering. 87% of the myosin filaments showed 6-fold symmetry in their power spectra, confirming the results of earlier works(More)
Flow cytometry is by far the most sophisticated and accurate method for sorting of living stem cells. In general, the target cells need to be labeled for various cell identity markers, which are exposed on the surface of the cells. However, in non-model organisms, we usually lack specific labels for such cell surface markers. Here we describe a method for(More)
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