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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 ultrastructure of spermatozoon of Nicolla wisniewskii (Digenea, Opecoelidae), an intestinal parasite of Salmo trutta, were studied by electron microscopy. Spermiogenesis follows the general pattern found in the Digenea. It begins with the formation of a differentiation zone, including striated rootlets associated with 2 centrioles and an(More)
The present paper describes the spermatozoon of Nicolla testiobliquum (Digenea, Opecoelidae), an intestinal parasite of brown trout Salmo trutta, studied by transmission electron microscopy. The mature spermatozoon possess two axonemes of 9 + “1” pattern, two mitochondria, a nucleus, external ornamentation of the plasma membrane, spine-like bodies and(More)
Spermiogenesis and the spermatozoon of Crepidostomum metoecus, an intestinal parasite of brown trout Salmo trutta, were studied by transmission electron microscopy. Spermiogenesis begins with the formation of a differentiation zone in front of 2 centrioles associated by an intercentriolar body. Each centriole is linked to a striated rootlet, and gives rise(More)
The ultrastructure of the mature spermatozoon of Gyliauchen sp., a parasite of the dusky rabbitfish Siganus fuscescens, was studied by transmission electron microscopy. The spermatozoon possesses two axonemes of the 9+"1" pattern of Trepaxonemata, four attachment zones, one mitochondrion, a nucleus, cortical microtubules, external ornamentation of the(More)
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)
To our knowledge, this paper describes the first ultrastructural results on spermiogenesis and the spermatozoon of a Digenea belonging to the family Deropristidae, Deropristis inflata. Spermiogenesis follows the usual pattern found in the digeneans, but a single noteworthy characteristic concerns the centriole, which presents a “prominent pear-shaped(More)
The ultrastructure of the spermatozoon of Siphoderina elongata was studied by transmission electron microscopy. A description and drawings of the mature spermatozoon are presented in this paper. Several ultrastructural elements of this male gamete have been observed: a nucleus, two mitochondria, two axonemes of 9 + “1” pattern, external ornamentation of the(More)
The mature spermatozoon of Aponurus laguncula, a parasite of the unicorn leatherjacket Aluterus monoceros, was studied by transmission electron microscopy. The spermatozoon possesses 2 axonemes of the 9+"1" trepaxonematan pattern, attachment zones, a nucleus, a mitochondrion, external ornamentation of the plasma membrane and cortical microtubules. The major(More)
The ultrastructural organization of the spermatozoon of a cryptogonimid digenean, Aphallus tubarium, a parasite of Dentex dentex, is described. The spermatozoon possesses the elements found in other digeneans: two axonemes with 9+"1" pattern, a mitochondrion, a nucleus, cortical microtubules, external ornamentation and spine-like bodies. However, the(More)