Ultrastructure of the spermatozoon of Centroderma spinosissima (Stossich, 1886) (Digenea: Mesometridae) and its phylogenetic potential.

@article{Bakhoum2013UltrastructureOT,
  title={Ultrastructure of the spermatozoon of Centroderma spinosissima (Stossich, 1886) (Digenea: Mesometridae) and its phylogenetic potential.},
  author={Abdoulaye J. S. Bakhoum and Hichem Kacem and Lass{\^a}d Neifar and Jordi Miquel},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={428-33}
}
The Mesometridae includes only five genera and eight species. The available data on the ultrastructure of sperm cells of mesometrid species referred to two species only, Elstia stossichianum and Wardula capitellata. The present study revealed the ultrastructure of the spermatozoon of a third genus and third species of Mesometridae, Centroderma spinosissima. The mature spermatozoon of C. spinosissima presents two axonemes with different lengths of the Ehlers' 9 + '1' trepaxonematan pattern, a… CONTINUE READING