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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (3): 370–380.
Published: 1 February 2015
...Garrett P. League; Ogechukwu C. Onuh; Julián F. Hillyer Hemolymph circulation in insects is driven primarily by the contractile action of a dorsal vessel, which is divided into an abdominal heart and a thoracic aorta. As holometabolous insects, mosquitoes undergo striking morphological...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (19): 3093–3100.
Published: 1 October 2002
...Brad R. S. Broughton; John A. Donald SUMMARY Nitric oxide (NO) signalling pathways were examined in the lateral aortae and dorsal aorta of the cane toad Bufo marinus . NADPH diaphorase histochemistry and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) immunohistochemistry found no evidence for endothelial NOS...
J Exp Biol (1991) 158 (1): 275–289.
Published: 1 July 1991
...CAROL A. GIBBONS; ROBERT E. SHADWICK This study describes several important mechanical design features of the aorta of a typical poikilothermic vertebrate. A strong functional similarity to the aorta of mammals is apparent, but some structural and mechanical differences are seen that reflect...
J Exp Biol (1985) 114 (1): 259–284.
Published: 1 January 1985
...Robert E. Shadwick; John M. Gosline The quasi-static mechanical properties of the aorta of Octopus dofleini were investigated using biaxial inflation and uniaxial force-extension tests on vessel segments in vitro . The octopus aorta is a highly compliant and non-linearly elastic structure...