The ultrastructure of the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Order: Thysanoptera), has 4 Malpighian tubules that are free of the intestine as they leave their junction at the pyloric region. The tubules consist of an epithelium with a single type of microvillated cells; proximally, the cells are lined by a thin cuticle. Numerous mitochondria, basal infoldings of the plasma membrane and vesicles with varying densities suggest active transit of fluid in the cell for osmoregulation. Two of the Malpighian tubules are bent posteriorly and closely adhere to the hindgut in the region of the rectal pads where the 2 epithelia are separated only by a basal lamina. The ultrastructure of this region suggests possible fluid reabsorption from the gut lumen.

Dallai, R., DEL BENE, G., & Marchini, D. (1991). The ultrastructure of Malpighian tubules and hindgut of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande)(Tisanoptera, Thripidae). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INSECT MORPHOLOGY & EMBRYOLOGY, 20, 223-233 [10.1016/0020-7322(91)90012-X].

The ultrastructure of Malpighian tubules and hindgut of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande)(Tisanoptera, Thripidae)

MARCHINI, DANIELA
1991

Abstract

The ultrastructure of the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Order: Thysanoptera), has 4 Malpighian tubules that are free of the intestine as they leave their junction at the pyloric region. The tubules consist of an epithelium with a single type of microvillated cells; proximally, the cells are lined by a thin cuticle. Numerous mitochondria, basal infoldings of the plasma membrane and vesicles with varying densities suggest active transit of fluid in the cell for osmoregulation. Two of the Malpighian tubules are bent posteriorly and closely adhere to the hindgut in the region of the rectal pads where the 2 epithelia are separated only by a basal lamina. The ultrastructure of this region suggests possible fluid reabsorption from the gut lumen.
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