Peculiarities of the brain organization and fine structure in small insects related to miniaturization. 1. The smallest Coleoptera (Ptiliidae)

@article{Makarova2013PeculiaritiesOT,
  title={Peculiarities of the brain organization and fine structure in small insects related to miniaturization. 1. The smallest Coleoptera (Ptiliidae)},
  author={A. Makarova and A. Polilov},
  journal={Entomological Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={93},
  pages={703-713}
}
This paper describes for the first time the organization and fine structure of the brain in the smallest free-living insects Acrotrichis grandicollis, Micado sp., and Nanosella sp. (Ptiliidae, Coleoptera), which were studied using serial histological sections as well as TEM and computer-assisted 3D reconstructions. Some specific structural features related to miniaturization were revealed; the relative size of the brain regions and localization of its structures were analyzed. In spite of the… Expand
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