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      Iron-Containing Cells in the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera).

      Science (New York, N.Y.)

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          Honey bees are sensitive to earth strength magnetic fields and are reported to contain magnetite (Fe3O4) in their abdomens. We report bands of cells around each abdominal segment that contain numerous electron-opaque, iron-containing granules. The iron is principally in the form of hydrous iron oxides.

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          10.1126/science.218.4573.695

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