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- Gnatzy, Werner; Michels, Jan; Volknandt, Walter; Goller, Stephan; Schulz, Stefan
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.5 pp. 491-507
- 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole; Ampulex compressa; Dufour's gland; alkadienes; alkanes; bladder; droplets; epithelium; glycoproteins; insects; lipid content; lipids; microvilli; muscle fibers; polypeptides; secretion; staining; striated muscle; venoms; volatile compounds
- ... The digger wasp species Ampulex compressa produces its venom in two branched gland tubules. They terminate in a short common duct, which is bifurcated at its proximal end. One leg is linked with the venom reservoir, the other one extends to the ductus venatus. Each venom gland tubule possesses, over its entire length, a cuticle-lined central duct. Around this duct densely packed class 3 gland unit ...