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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (24): 3945–3951.
Published: 15 December 2016
...Ravi Theja V. Chintapalli; Julián F. Hillyer ABSTRACT The wings of insects are composed of membranes supported by interconnected veins. Within these veins are epithelial cells, nerves and tracheae, and their maintenance requires the flow of hemolymph. For this purpose, insects employ accessory...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (11): 2071–2082.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Alison J. King; Stephen M. Henderson; Matthias H. Schmidt; Alison G. Cole; Shelley A. Adamo SUMMARY Using ultrasound imaging, we investigated the roles of the potentially contractile veins and of the mantle (the powerful body wall that moves water over the gills, and also encloses the large veins...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (17): 3035–3042.
Published: 01 August 2004
... vein were non-uniform in both the longitudinal and transverse directions, and their means were approximately 12.2 and 133.3 μm,respectively. However, the aspect ratios of the wings and the bodies were quite uniform and were approximately equal to 2.98 and 2.13, respectively. Based on the measured...