Bee Brains as Never Seen Before

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2016

Feature by UofG News Service  Prof. Nigel Raine, Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation in the School of Environmental Sciences, worked with researchers at Imperial College and the Natural History Museum in London on the new method, which images the bees’ heads without mechanical trauma.

Detailed exploration of tiny insect brains has become much easier using new methods for imaging and 3D image reconstruction developed by a team of scientists, including a University of Guelph professor.

In a study published Feb. 24 in Scientific Reports, the team discusses use of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) to examine bumblebee brains.


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