A scanning electron microscope study of the male copulatory sclerite of the monogenean Diplectanum aequans

C. Maillard, J. Gonzalez, D. Noisy
1982 Parasitology  
The cirrus of a monogenean Diplectanum aequans was isolated by treatment with sodium carbonate solution and studied with a scanning electron microscope. The method may be used in studies of the functional morphology and taxonomy of other organisms. REFERENCE PALING, J. E. (1966). The functional morphology of thegenitaliaofthespermatophore-producing monogenean parasite Diplectanum aequans (Wagener) Diesing, with a note on the copulation of the parasite. Parasitology 56, 367-83. EXPLANATION OF
more » ... TES PLATE 1 A. The cirrus of Diplectanum aequans in toto. C-D. Distal end of the cirrus of several specimens of Diplectanum aequans observed from different angles. PLATE 2 A-D. Distal end of the cirrus of several specimens of Diplectanum aequans observed from different angles.
doi:10.1017/s0031182000051660 fatcat:mbgjkrfmsfggblxkidp7ruh33q