Reference : Ultrastructural morphology of the male and female genital tracts of Psoroptes spp. (A...
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Life sciences : Entomology & pest control
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/34114
Ultrastructural morphology of the male and female genital tracts of Psoroptes spp. (Acari : Astigmata : Psoroptidae)
English
Lekimme, Mireille mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
Leclercq-Smekens, M. [> > > >]
Devignon, C. [> > > >]
Leclipteux, Thierry [Université de Liège - ULg > > UER Opérations >]
Poumay, Y. [> > > >]
Losson, Bertrand mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
Dec-2005
Experimental & Applied Acarology
Springer
36
4
305-324
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0168-8162
Dordrecht
[en] Acari ; functional morphology ; genital system ; Psoroptes ; ultrastructure
[en] The structure of the male and female genital systems of the astigmatid mite Psoroptes ovis (Hering) is described. The male genital system is composed of a paired testis, fused at its proximal part, two vasa deferentia, an ejaculatory duct, into which a single accessory gland opens, and a copulatory organ. The testis is characterized by a peripheric syncytial cell surrounding spermatogonia, spermatocytes, spermatids and spermatozoa which are distributed regularly in the gonad according to the sequence of spermatogenesis. The female genital system consists of a copulatory pore (the bursa copulatrix), a seminal receptacle, paired ovaries and oviducts, a glandular uterus and an ovipositor which leads to the oviporus. Ovaries are composed of somatic cells, germ cells and a central cell, with a multilobular nucleus, connected to oocytes by a stalk. Similarities with other astigmatic mites belonging to Psoroptidia and Acaridia are also discussed.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/34114

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