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Dissection and Observation of Honey Bee Dorsal Vessel for Studies of Cardiac Function
 

Dissection and Observation of Honey Bee Dorsal Vessel for Studies of Cardiac Function

Article DOI: 10.3791/55029
December 12th, 2016

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Summary December 12th, 2016

The abdominal dorsal vessel of the honey bee and other insects serves as the functional equivalent of the mammalian heart and plays an important role in nutrient transport, waste removal, immune function, and more. Here we describe a protocol for the visualization and pharmacological manipulation of bee heart rate.

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