Blood digestion in Ornithodorus moubata Murray sensu stricto Walton females (Ixodoidea: Argasidae) II. Modifications of midgut cells related to the digestive cycle and to the triggering action of mating.

  • O Grandjean
  • Published 1983 in Annales de parasitologie humaine et comparee
The cellular organisation of midgut cells (see Grandjean, in press) depends on the digestive cycle which follows a blood meal. The phases of this cycle are characterised in O. moubata, and various "cell-types" are described, correlated and discussed. Mating triggers digestion: a) by an increased intracellular digestion (including the formation of… CONTINUE READING