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Title: Ovaries of Puto superbus and Ceroputo pilosellae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) : morphology, ultrastructure, phylogenetic and taxonomic implications
Authors: Michalik, Anna
Kalandyk-Kołodziejczyk, Małgorzata
Simon, Ewa
Kobiałka, Michał
Szklarzewicz, Teresa
Keywords: Hemiptera; Coccoidea; Puto superbus; Ceroputo pilosellae; ovariole; germ cells; rophocyte; oocyte; scale insects
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: European Journal of Entomology, 2013, no. 3, s. 527-534
Abstract: Ovaries of Puto superbus and Ceroputo pilosellae are composed of numerous short telotrophic ovarioles that are arranged around the distal part of the lateral oviduct. An individual ovariole consists of a distal trophic chamber (= tropharium) and proximal vitellarium. The tropharia enclose individual trophocytes (= nurse cells) and early previtellogenic oocytes termed arrested oocytes. A single oocyte develops in each vitellarium. Analysis of serial sections has shown that ovarioles of P. superbus contain from 16 to 51 germ cells (13–43 trophocytes, 2–7 arrested oocytes, 1 developing oocyte) while those of C. pilosellae from only 8 to 10 germ cells (5–7 trophocytes, 0–2 arrested oocytes, 1 developing oocyte). The classification and phylogeny of scale insects are discussed taking into consideration the results of this study.
DOI: 10.14411/eje.2013.070
ISSN: 1210-5759
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