Age-dependent morphology and ultrastructure of the hypopharyngeal gland of Apis mellifera workers ( Hymenoptera , Apidae )

@inproceedings{DESEYN2005AgedependentMA,
  title={Age-dependent morphology and ultrastructure of the hypopharyngeal gland of Apis mellifera workers ( Hymenoptera , Apidae )},
  author={Jeroen DESEYN and Johan P J Billen},
  year={2005}
}
The main secretory products of the hypopharyngeal gland are royal jelly compounds, as well as other substances such as α-glucosidase. Our study of the morphology and ultrastructure of this gland in relation to worker’s age clearly shows a secretory cycle within the cells, although production of secretion is asynchroneous between different cells within an… CONTINUE READING

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