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Dissection and Flat-mounting of the Threespine Stickleback Branchial Skeleton
 

Dissection and Flat-mounting of the Threespine Stickleback Branchial Skeleton

Article DOI: 10.3791/54056
May 7th, 2016

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Summary May 7th, 2016

The branchial skeleton, including gill rakers, pharyngeal teeth, and branchial bones, serves as the primary site of food processing in most fish. Here we describe a protocol to dissect and flat-mount this internal skeleton in threespine sticklebacks. This method is also applicable to a variety of other fish species.

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