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Title: Reinvestigation of the sperm ultrastructure of Hypoderaeum conoideum (Digenea: Echinostomatidae)
Author: Miquel Colomé, Jordi
René-Martellet, Magalie
Acosta, Lucrecia
Toledo, Rafael
Pétavy, Anne-Françoise
Keywords: Espermatozoides
Ultraestructura (Biologia)
Microscòpia electrònica de transmissió
Ultrastructure (Biology)
Transmission electron microscopy
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: Spermatological characteristics of the digenean Hypoderaeum conoideum (Echinostomatidae) collected from Anas platyrhynchos in the Lac d'Annecy (France) were reinvestigated using transmission electron microscopy. The previous study on this species only describes the presence of two axonemes of unequal lengths, a mitochondrion, a posterior nucleus, and the disposition of cortical microtubules. The present ultrastructural study reveals that the mature spermatozoon of H. conoideum is a filiform cell tapered at both extremities. The sperm cell exhibits the characteristics of a digenean spermatozoa type V, namely two axonemes of the 9 + '1' pattern of trepaxonematan Platyhelminthes, external ornamentation of the plasma membrane associated with cortical microtubules, and located in the anterior part of the proximal region of the sperm cell, lateral expansions, two bundles of parallel cortical microtubules, maximum number of cortical microtubules in the anterior part of the spermatozoon, and presence of two mitochondria. In addition, the sperm cell of H. conoideum shows spine-like bodies and a posterior extremity with only the nucleus. The ultrastructural characters of the spermatozoon of H. conoideum are compared with those of other digeneans belonging to the superfamily Echinostomatoidea.
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It is part of: Parasitology Research, 2018, vol. 117, num. 12, p. 3725-3732
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ISSN: 0932-0113
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