Florida Entomologist (2006) 89, 99-101

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J.A. Morales-Ramos, M.G. Rojas and H. Sittertz-Bhatkar (2006)
Peritrophic matrix of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Florida Entomologist 89 (1), 99-101
Abstract: The peritrophic matrix of workers of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) was studied from stained histological sections. Termites were decapitated, fixed in a mixture of paraformaldehyde-glutaraldehyde, embedded in epoxy, sectioned at 1 µm thickness, and stained. Our observations showed the presence of structures in the anterior part of the mesenteron resembling those described for a type II peritrophic matrix.
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general biology - morphology - evolution


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Coptotermes formosanus