Title: Morphology of a novel glandular epithelium lining the infrabuccal cavity in the ant Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
Authors: Eelen, Dieter ×
Borgesen, Lisbeth W.
Billen, Johan #
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Publisher: Elsevier sci ltd
Series Title: Arthropod structure & development vol:33 issue:4 pages:471-475
Abstract: A novel glandular epithelium lining the infrabuccal cavity and anterior pharynx is described in both workers and queens of the pharaoh's ant Monomorium pharaonis. The infrabuccal cavity, connected with the buccal tube, forms a ventral outgrowth of the anterior pharynx, and as such displays the teguinental lining with a cuticle and an epithelial layer. In its dorsal region, the cavity's epithelium reaches a thickness of approx. 11-12 mum in both workers and queens, which is considerably thicker than the epithelium lining the rest of the infrabuccal cavity. Also the possible role of the infrabuccal gland is discussed. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 1467-8039
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
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