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- Jiří Synek; Tereza Beránková; Petr Stiblik; Jitka Pflegerová; Pierre D. Akama; Thomas Bourguignon; David Sillam-Dussès; Jan Šobotník
- Arthropod structure & development 2019 v.51 pp. 32-36
- Rhinotermitidae; Termitidae; abdomen; arthropods; axons; exocrine glands; head; legs; mouth; pharynx; pheromones; secretion; smooth endoplasmic reticulum; thorax; wood
- ... Termites have a rich set of exocrine glands. These glands are located all over the body, appearing in the head, thorax, legs and abdomen. Here, we describe the oral gland, a new gland formed by no more than a few tens of Class I secretory cells. The gland is divided into two secretory regions located just behind the mouth, on the dorsal and ventral side of the pharynx, respectively. The dominant s ...
- Jan Šobotník; Thomas Bourguignon; Tiago F. Carrijo; Christian Bordereau; Alain Robert; Barbora Křížková; Joice P. Constantini; Eliana M. Cancello
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.5 pp. 401-406
- Blattodea; Termitidae; exocrine glands; secretion; synapomorphy
- ... Termites have developed many exocrine glands, generally dedicated to defence or communication. Although a few of these glands occur in all termite species, or represent synapomorphies of larger clades, others are morphological innovations of a single species, or a few related species. Here, we describe the nasus gland, a new gland occurring at the base of the nasus of Angularitermes soldiers. The ...