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This paper describes the ultrastructure of the mature spermatozoon of Heterolebes maculosus. It is the first study of this kind concerning the Opistholebetidae (Platyhelminthes, Digenea). The ultrastructural elements observed in the spermatozoon are: two axonemes with 9+"1" pattern of Trepaxonemata and their attachment zones, two mitochondria, a nucleus,(More)
In this paper, we describe the ultrastructural organisation of the spermatozoon of a Digenea Baccigerinae Pronoprymna ventricosa. This spermatozoon possesses the elements found in the others digeneans: two axonemes with 9 + "1" pattern, a mitochondrion, a nucleus, cortical microtubules and external ornamentations. However, this spermatozoon presents two(More)
Spermiogenesis and mature spermatozoa of Opecoeloides furcatus (Digenea, Opecoelidae) are described by means of transmission electron microscopy. Spermiogenesis in this fluke matches the general pattern of digenetic trematodes. Striated rootlets associated with the two centrioles and an intercentriolar body are present in the differentiation zone. Flagellar(More)
Spermiogenesis and ultrastructure of the spermatozoon of the pseudophyllidean cestode Triaenophorus nodulosus (Pallas, 1781), a parasite of pike Esox lucius, has been studied by transmission electron microscopy. Spermiogenesis involves firstly the formation of a zone of differentiation with two centrioles associated with striated roots, and an(More)
This paper constitutes the first ultrastructural study of spermiogenesis and the spermatozoon of a Digenea belonging to the family Zoogonidae, Diphterostomum brusinae. Spermiogenesis follows the general pattern found in the digeneans. It begins with the formation of a differentiation zone in the spermatid. The two centrioles give rise to flagella. These two(More)
Spermiogenesis in Raillietina (Raillietina) tunetensis begins with the formation of a differentiation zone equipped with cortical microtubules and containing two centrioles. One of the centrioles very rapidly gives rise to a flagellum which fuses with a median cytoplasmic extension, the cortical microtubules elongate and arched membranes appear. After the(More)
This paper describes the ultrastructure of the mature spermatozoon of the digenean Helicometra epinepheli. The ultrastructural elements observed are: two axonemes with a 9+"1" pattern of Trepaxonemata, four attachment zones, a nucleus, two mitochondria, external ornamentation of the plasma membrane, spine-like bodies and cortical microtubules. A(More)
The parasites of 425 European eels, Anguilla anguilla, were studied between 2009 and 2012 in two Mediterranean coastal lagoons of the island of Corsica, France. An indicator value (IndVal) method was used for analysis, which combines measures of fidelity and specificity. Because of its resilience to detect changes in abundance, IndVal is an effective(More)
Spermiogenesis in Aporina delafondi begins with the formation of a differentiation zone bordered by cortical microtubules and containing from the beginning a portion of nucleus and two parallel centrioles. One of the centrioles aborts, the other gives rise to a flagellum. The cortical microtubules elongate and spiralize while the nucleus migrates along the(More)
The mature Helicometroides atlanticus spermatozoon exhibits an anterior electron-dense material, two axonemes of the 9+"1" pattern, a nucleus, two mitochondria, extramembranous ornamentations located at the level of the first mitochondrion and cortical microtubules arranged into two fields: a ventral field corresponding to the mitochondrial side and a(More)