The female reproductive system of the tsetse fly Glossina morsitans morsitans is analysed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The study focuses in particular on the choriothete, a peculiar uterine structure involved in the viviparous mode of reproduction of Glossina morsitans morsitans. Under light microscopy, the choriothete appears formed by numerous tongue-like folds projecting towards the uterine lumen and lined by a thin cuticle. SEM analysis highlights for the first time a distinctive new feature that is not visible by traditional histological methods. That is a cuticular covering of the choriothete, which shows numerous thorns in the form of crest-like structures arranged in nearly parallel lines. The role of the choriothete in pregnancy and in larval nourishment is discussed.
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|Titolo:||Fine strcture of the female reproductive systems in a viviparous insect, Glossina morsitans morsitans (Diptera, Glossinidae)|
|Citazione:||Pellegrini, A., Bigliardi, E., Bechi, N., Ricci, L., LEHANE M., J., & Avanzati, A.M. (2011). Fine strcture of the female reproductive systems in a viviparous insect, Glossina morsitans morsitans (Diptera, Glossinidae). TISSUE & CELL, 43(1), 1-7.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|