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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Sperm structure and ultrastructure of the Melittobia hawaiiensis, Perkins and M. australica, Girault (Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae)|
|Abstract:||Spermatozoa morphology has, for some years, been used to help answer some phylogenetic questions for Hymenoptera. This is the second study describing spermatozoa morphology of an Eulophidae species in which important characteristics were observed. Melittobia spermatozoa are spiralled and measure approximately 270 mu m in length. The head contains a small acrosome, apparently formed only by an acrosomal vesicle, which, together with the initial nuclear region, is surrounded by an extracellular sheath, from which innumerable filaments irradiate. The nucleus is helicoidal and completely filled with compact chromatin. A centriolar adjunct is observed at the nucleus-flagellum transition; it associates laterally with the nucleus and exhibits two small expansions, which reach around the centriole. In the flagellum there are two mitochondrial derivatives, which in cross-sections are asymmetric. In the derivative with the larger diameter, two distinct regions are observed, a small one, near the axoneme, with a clear "fissure" inside, and a larger region where the cristae occur. Both derivatives initiate at the nuclear base, but the larger diameter derivative finishes first, before the flagellum extremity. At the end of the axoneme, the accessory microtubulles are the first to finish. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
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