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Title: Functional ultrastructure of eggs and cellular organization of hexacanths of the cyclophyllidean cestode Thysanotaenia congolensis: a phylogenetic implication of obtained results
Author: Swiderski, Zdzislaw
Miquel Colomé, Jordi
Conn, David Bruce
Keywords: Ou (Biologia)
Ultraestructura (Biologia)
Egg (Biology)
Ultrastructure (Biology)
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Abstract: The functional ultrastructure of eggs and cellular organization of hexacanths from gravid proglottids of Thysanotaenia congolensis, from black rats from Cape Verde, were examined by transmission electron microscopy. Mature eggs with fully formed hexacanths are grouped within parenchymatous capsules of gravid proglottids. Oncospheral envelopes surrounding mature hexacanths are reduced to a very thin membranous embryophore as their protective function is taken over by the parenchymatous capsules originating from the medullary parenchyma of immature proglottids and composed of three layers. Six major cell types are present: a bi-nucleate medullary centre; a six-nucleate U-shaped penetration gland; a second type of penetration gland; two neurosecretory-type nerve cells; about 30 somatic cells; and about 12 germinative cells. Present results on the functional ultrastructure of eggs and cellular organization of hexacanths support the phylogenetic distinction between T. congolensis and cestodes of the subfamily Anoplocephalinae. Keywords: Thysanotaenia congolensis; cellular organization of hexacanth; functional ultrastructure of eggs; ultrastructural evidences for davaineid characters.
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It is part of: Parasitology, 2016, vol. 143, num. 3, p. 320-333
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ISSN: 0031-1820
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