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comparison of imaging techniques for ambrosia beetle mycangia

comparison of imaging techniques for ambrosia beetle mycangia

Researchers studying fungus-farming ambrosia beetles have compared a variety of of techniques for imaging the mycangia (fungus-storing internal organs) within the beetles. In part A, the red red dotted line illustrates the location of where the cross-sections below. Images B and E via micro-CT scanning. Images C and F via laser ablation tomography. Images D and G via microtome sectioning. White and black arrows point out mycangial membranes. Scales bar in A: 1 mm. Scale bar in B-G: 0.1 mm. (Image originally published in Li et al 2018, Journal of Insect Science)

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