Functional morphology of the subgenual organ of the carpenter ant.

  title={Functional morphology of the subgenual organ of the carpenter ant.},
  author={J. Menzel and J. Tautz},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  volume={26 5},
  • J. Menzel, J. Tautz
  • Published 1994
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Tissue & cell
  • Using light microscopy, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy and histochemistry, the subgenual organ (SGO) of an ant, Camponutas ligniperda, is investigated. Sensory units and attachment cells together enclose a large extracellular cavity, which is filled by acid mucopolysaccharides, as revealed by staining with ruthenium red. Due to this cavity, the whole SGO has the shape of a deformed sphere and the scolopidia exhibit a distribution of angles between 0 degrees and 60 degrees with the… CONTINUE READING
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