Morphology and protein patterns of honey bee drone accessory glands.

@article{CruzLandim2005MorphologyAP,
  title={Morphology and protein patterns of honey bee drone accessory glands.},
  author={Carminda da Cruz-Landim and Rodrigo Pires Dallacqua},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={473-81}
}
We used light and transmission electron microscopy to examine the morphology of the accessory glands of immature and mature adult males of Apis mellifera L. We also made an electrophoretic analysis of the protein content of the mature gland. The glands of the immature male actively secrete a mucous substance that can be seen in the lumen of the gland of the mature male. This secretion stains with mercury bromophenol blue and with periodic acid-Schiff reaction, which stain glyconjugates. The… CONTINUE READING