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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Sperm morphology of Trichospilus diatraeae and Palmistichus elaeisis (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae)|
|Abstract:||In this study, the sperm morphology of the parasitoids Trichospilus diatraeae and Palmistichus elaeisis (Eulophidae) was investigated using light and transmission electron microscopy. In the two species, the sperm are spiral along their entire length and measure about 130 mu m and 195 mu m in length, respectively. The head region consists of the acrosome and nucleus. The acrosome is composed of an acrosomal vesicle and, in P. elaeisis, a perforatorium. In both species, an extracellular layer in which several filaments are radiated covers the acrosome and the anterior nuclear region. The nuclei are filled with homogeneous and compact chromatin and measure about 50 mu m in length in P. elaeisis and 20 mu m in T. diatraeae. The flagellum consists of an axoneme with the 9 + 9 + 2 microtubule arrangement spiraled in a long helix, two mitochondrial derivatives coiling around the axoneme and, in P. elaeisis, two accessory bodies. In T. diatraeae were observed transverse striations throughout the central region of the axoneme, whereas the central pair of microtubules was rarely observed. In the final flagellar region in T. diatraeae, different from P. elaeisis, one mitochondrial derivative ends Well before the other and both end before the axoneme. The sperm of these two species exhibit features that discriminate one species from each other, as well as characteristics suggest that Eulophidae is closely related to Trichogrammatidae and both of these families are more similar to Eurytomidae than Agaonidae. (c) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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