Honey bee excretory system, SEM

Honey bee excretory system, SEM

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Caption: Honey bee excretory system. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of part of the excretory system of a honey bee (Apis mellifera). The convoluted Malpighian tubules (light brown) are responsible for the excretion of nitrogenous waste. They selectively extract water, salts and nitrogen-containing uric acid from the bee's blood. The tubules empty into the gut (intestine, pink) of the bee, and the waste is expelled from its body in the faeces. Magnification: x29 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: anatomy, animal, apis mellifera, bees, coloured, convoluted, digestion, digestive system, excretion, excretory, gut, hindgut, honey bee, insect, insecta, intestinal, intestine, intestines, invertebrate, invertebrates, malpighian, nature, nitrogenous waste, scanning electron micrograph, sem, tubule, tubules, wildlife, zoology

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