Midgut ultrastructure of Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culcidae) before and after a bloodmeal.

@article{Houk1977MidgutUO,
  title={Midgut ultrastructure of Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culcidae) before and after a bloodmeal.},
  author={E J Houk},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  year={1977},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          103-18
        }
}
The midgut ultrastructure of rasin-and blood-fed female mosquitoes, Culex tarsalis Coquillentt, was examined. The raisin-fed midgut is characterized by: (1) large nuclei, (2) small mitochondria, (3) short segments of rough endoplasmic reticulum, (4) rough endoplasmic reticular vesicular vesicles in the posterior midgut only, and (5) increased autophagic acitivity with age. Blood feeding elicits drastic changes in midgut epithelial structures: (1) nuclei are smaller, (2) mitochondria are much… CONTINUE READING
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