Functional structure of Agelena labyrinthica's (Araneae:Agelenidae) venom gland and electrophoresis of venom.

@article{Yiit2006FunctionalSO,
  title={Functional structure of Agelena labyrinthica's (Araneae:Agelenidae) venom gland and electrophoresis of venom.},
  author={Nazife Yiğit and Turan Guven},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={58-67}
}
The funnel-web spider, Agelena labyrinthica, is widely distributed throughout Turkey. The objective of the present study was to describe the histological and functional fine structure of A. labyrinthica's venom gland by using light microscope, scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). We have also preliminarily analyzed venom components by SDS-PAGE. Each venom gland has surrounded by a thin adventitia and gross striated muscular bundles. Basal lamina underlies between muscular… CONTINUE READING