Aedes aegypti mosquito crop

  • Floriane Almire, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
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Aedes aegypti mosquito crop. Floriane Almire, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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A crop (also known as croup, craw or ingluvies) is a part of the gut used for the storage of food prior to digestion. This anatomical structure has been noted in a number of organisms including birds, gastropods (snails and slugs), earthworms, leeches, and a variety of insects. This image shows the crop from an Aedes aegypti mosquito stained for three proteins. In red is the protein Dicer-2, part of a regulatory pathway which silences gene expression. Actin, a component of the structural cytoskeleton is shown in green, and cells' nuclei (or 'brain') are stained in blue.

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