Structural mechanics of the mosquito heart and its function in bidirectional hemolymph transport.

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The insect circulatory system transports nutrients, signaling molecules, wastes and immune factors to all areas of the body. The primary organ driving circulation is the dorsal vessel, which consists of an abdominal heart and a thoracic aorta. Here, we present qualitative and quantitative data characterizing the heart of the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.035014

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