Hemolymph circulation in insect sensory appendages: functional mechanics of antennal accessory pulsatile organs (auxiliary hearts) in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae.

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Mosquito antennae provide sensory input that modulates host-seeking, mating and oviposition behaviors. Thus, mosquitoes must ensure the efficient transport of molecules into and out of these appendages. To accomplish this, mosquitoes and other insects have evolved antennal accessory pulsatile organs (APOs) that drive hemolymph into the antennal space. This… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.106708

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@article{Boppana2014HemolymphCI, title={Hemolymph circulation in insect sensory appendages: functional mechanics of antennal accessory pulsatile organs (auxiliary hearts) in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae.}, author={Sushma Boppana and Juli{\'a}n F Hillyer}, journal={The Journal of experimental biology}, year={2014}, volume={217 Pt 17}, pages={3006-14} }