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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Development of female accessory glands of Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) during oogenesis|
|Abstract:||Females of Chrysomya putoria (Diptera: Calliphoridae) have two sexual accessory glands, which are tubular and more dilated al the distal extremity. The glands open independently into the common oviduct. Two morpho-physiological regions were distinguished in the longitudinal semi-thin sections of the glands. The secretory region is constituted by three layers: a cuticular intima, lining the lumen, followed by a layer of small cells, and then a layer of very large secretory cells. The ductal region of the gland presents only two layers: the cuticular intima and a cellular layer. In both regions a basement membrane is present. Each secretory cell has in its apical region a reservoir, which enlarges throughout oogenesis; in its basal region there is a large nucleus. The ductal cells are cylindrical and smaller than the secretory cells. The glandular secretion is synthesized in the cytoplasm of the secretory cells, stored and/or modified in the reservoir, then drained to the lumen through an end apparatus seen in the apical region of the secretory cell. Histochemical tests indicate that this secretion is a glycoprotein. Measurements of the glands from females at different physiological conditions and fed on different diets correlate with the results obtained for changes in the ovary during oogenesis. Cell number averaged 561.2+/-77.54 per gland. There was no increase in cell number during oogenesis. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.|
|Editor:||Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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