Malpighian tubules

Cytogenetic and protein quantification in polyploid somatic tissue of Myrmeleon uniformis (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae)

C. A. Pacheco, da Silva, T. L., and Kobayashi, M. K. H., Cytogenetic and protein quantification in polyploid somatic tissue of Myrmeleon uniformis (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae), vol. 14, pp. 3877-3878, 2015.

Myrmeleon unifomis Malpighian tubules cells were analyzed under two aspects: chro­matin structure and total protein quantification in the three larval phases (L1, L2 and L3) and in adults. This insect Malpighian tubules present polyploid tissue resultant from endoreduplica­tion, which probably begins in the first larval phases.

Morphophysiological changes in Malpighian tubule cells during Myrmeleon uniformis development (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae)

C. A. Pacheco and Silva, T. L., Morphophysiological changes in Malpighian tubule cells during Myrmeleon uniformis development (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae), vol. 12. pp. 2108-2108, 2013.

The land arthropod secretory system is formed by structures called Malpighian tubules. These tubules are extremely important in insects because they maintain osmoregulation. They are located in the body cavity and are either free or inserted in the rectum wall, forming an arrangement known as the cryptonephridial system. The Malpighian tubules may have morphologically different regions, with each one formed by a specific cell type.

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