Ultrastructure of the salivary glands in Cimex hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).

  title={Ultrastructure of the salivary glands in Cimex hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).},
  author={Jos{\'e} Eduardo Serr{\~a}o and Maria Ignez Castrillon and Jacenir R. Santos-Mallet and Jose Cola Zanuncio and Teresa Cristina Monte Gonçalves},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={45 6},
Cimex hemipterus (Fabricius) is a hematophagous insect that can be an experimental host of Trypanosoma cruzi and may play a role as vector of Chagas' disease. This work analyzed the structure of the salivary glands of C. hemipterus. The secretory portion of main salivary glands has a single oval lobe that is translucent and is formed from a simple columnar epithelium lined by muscle cells. The gland cells are high, with one or two spherical nuclei, nucleolus, and some condensed chromatin. The… CONTINUE READING

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