The sperm ultrastructure of the Grylloblattodea Galloisiana yuasai was described and the sperm characters were comparatively examined in several orthopteroid insect orders for inferring the phylogenetic placement of the Grylloblattodea. The spermatozoa of G. yuasai are joined in bundles (spermatodesms) containing 200 units. Major features of these spermatozoa include a monolayered acrosome, a 9+9+2 axoneme with 16-pfs accessory microtubules and expanded intertubular material, and an evident ‘‘centriole adjunct’’. The diffused material observed between the axoneme and the mitochondrial derivatives is considered to be an extension of the three connecting bands observed in other orthopteroid taxa, similar to what happens in some orthopteran lineages. The presence of the connecting bands, even though modified in G. yuasai, suggests that the Grylloblattodea are to be placed in a clade with Mantophasmatodea, Mantodea and Orthoptera.
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|Titolo:||The sperm structure of Galloisiana yuasai (Insecta, Grylloblattodea)and implications for the phylogenetic position of Grylloblattodea|
|Citazione:||Dallai, R., Machida, R., Uchifune, T., Lupetti, P., & Frati, F. (2005). The sperm structure of Galloisiana yuasai (Insecta, Grylloblattodea)and implications for the phylogenetic position of Grylloblattodea. ZOOMORPHOLOGY, 124, 205-212.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|