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Type: Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30
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Adding dimensions to acarology: synchrotron based micro-CT scan and 3D models to study internal morphology in Mesostigmata

Department of Biology, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
Acarology Laboratory, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology Department, Ohio State University, 1315 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212, U.S.A.
University of Washington, Department of Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
Image processing rendering biodiversity outreach internal morphology


Synchrotron X-ray microtomography (SR-mCT) is a noninvasive technique that has the potential to reduce our knowledge gap on the internal morphology of mites. This technique allows for the creation of three-dimensional representations of organisms and is particularly relevant to taxonomy, evolution, systematics, ecology, and biodiversity.


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