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Ultrastructural, histological and histochemical characteristics of the epithelial wall of the seminal vesicle of mature Scaptotrigona xanthotricha moure males (Hymenoptera, apidae, meliponini)
The seminal vesicles of mature Scaptotrigona xanthotricha males were investigated using light microscopy, histochemistry and transmission electron microscopy. The globular seminal vesicles were ~450… Expand
Structure and ultrastructure of spermatozoa in Meliponini (stingless bees) (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
In spite of their importance in the reproduction of phanerograms, few bees have received an adequate description of their sperm ultrastructure. In this study, we concluded that it was possible to… Expand
Ultrastructural characterization of spermatozoa in euglossine bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Apinae)
Summary.Euglossine spermatozoa are the longest described to date for the Hymenoptera. This cell includes a head and a flagellar region. In transverse sections, the acrosome is circular at the tip but… Expand
Morphology of testicular and post-testicular spermatozoa in Microstigmus arlei Richards, 1972 and M. nigrophthalmus Melo, 1992 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Pemphredoninae) with phylogenetic consideration.
- U. Zama, J. Moreira, S. Báo, Lúcio Antonio de Oliveira Campos, H. Dolder, J. Lino-Neto
- Biology, Medicine
- Arthropod structure & development
- 1 September 2007
The sperm of Microstigmus arlei and Microstigmus nigrophthalmus are twisted in a spiral and consist of two regions: the head, formed by an acrosome and a nucleus, and the flagellum, formed by two… Expand
Structural and ultrastructural studies of male reproductive tract and spermatozoa in Xylocopa frontalis (Hymenoptera, Apidae).
Fiorillo, B. S., Zama, U., Lino-Neto, J. and Bao, S. N. 2010. Structural and ultrastructural studies of male reproductive tract and spermatozoa in Xylocopa frontalis (Hymenoptera, Apidae). —Acta… Expand
Sperm morphology of mud dauber Sceliphron fistularium dahlbom (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecidae), as an indication of bees relation.
- U. Zama, P. Brito, J. Lino-Neto, L. A. Campos, H. Doldero, S. Báo
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of submicroscopic cytology and pathology
- 1 November 2005
The morphology of spermatozoon of Sceliphron fistularium is very similar to that described for bees. In particular, the response to E-PTA stains is similar to that observed in corbiculated Apidae,… Expand
Morphology of the male reproductive system and spermatozoa in Centris Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Centridini).
The genera Centris and Epicharis constitute the Centridini and are widely distributed in the Neotropical region. Centris is also found in the southern portion of the Neartic region, although both… Expand
New characteristics of the male reproductive system in the Meliponini bee, Friesella schrottkyi (Hymenoptera: Apidae): histological and physiological development during sexual maturation
Despite the biological importance of Meliponini bees, there are still many doubts about their reproductive physiology and phylogeny. When compared with other bee species studied up to now, the… Expand
Estudo estrutural e ultraestrutural dos espermatozoides nas tribos Apini, Bombini, Euglossini e Meliponini (Hymenoptera: Apinae), com considerações filogeneticas
O termo "espermiocladistica" defini a utilizacao de caracteristicas estruturais e ultra-estruturais dos espermatozoides na composicao de matrizes de caracteres para estudos filogeneticos. Estudos… Expand
Morphology of male reproductive system in three species of Trypoxylon (Trypargilum) Richards (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae).
Variations in the adult male reproductive system among different groups of Hymenoptera offer characteristics that help studies on behavior and phylogenetics. The objective of this study was to… Expand