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Title: Spermatological characteristics of the family Glypthelminthidae (Digenea, Plagiorchioidea) inferred from the ultrastructural study of Glypthelmins staffordi Tubangui, 1928
Author: Miquel Colomé, Jordi
Poonlaphdecha, Srisupaph
Ribas Salvador, Alexis
Keywords: Espermatozoides
Ultraestructura (Biologia)
Microscòpia electrònica de transmissió
Ultrastructure (Biology)
Transmission electron microscopy
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: The present study describes the ultrastructural organization of the mature spermatozoon of the digenean Glypthelmins staffordi (Glypthelminthidae) by means of transmission electron microscopy. Live digeneans were collected from the Chinese edible frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus) in Udon Thani Province (Thailand). The ultrastructural study reveals that the mature spermatozoon of G. staffordi is a filiform cell, which is tapered at both extremities. It exhibits the Bakhoum et al.'s type IV of spermatozoon of digeneans characterized by the 9+'1' axonemes of trepaxonematan Platyhelminthes, the presence of the association 'external ornamentation-cortical microtubules', the external ornamentation located in the posterior part of the anterior region, the arrangement of parallel cortical microtubules in two bundles and with its maximum number located in the anterior part of the sperm cell, and the presence of two mitochondria. Other characteristics are the presence of spine-like bodies, a posterior extremity containing only the nucleus, and the presence of a large amount of glycogen granules. Results of the present study are particularly compared with the existing data in other families of the Plagiorchioidea, namely the Brachycoeliidae, the Haematoloechidae, the Omphalometridae and the Plagiorchiidae.
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It is part of: Tissue & Cell, 2018, vol. 54, p. 114-119
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ISSN: 0040-8166
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