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- Shelby, Kent S.; Habibi, Javad; Puttler, Benjamin
- Psyche 2014 v.2014 no.652518 pp. 9
- Golgi apparatus; Hypera postica; Microctonus aethiopoides; adults; eggs; endoparasitoids; endoplasmic reticulum; fluorescence; fluorescent dyes; hemocoel; larvae; lysosomes; metabolites; mitochondria; nuclear membrane; oviposition; parasitism; plasma membrane; serosa; teratocytes
- ... The braconid wasp Microctonus aethiopoides Loan is an idiobiont endoparasitoid of alfalfa weevil adults Hypera postica (Gyllenhal). After oviposition and subsequent egg maturation, large trophic cells called teratocytes dissociate from the serosa and are released into the host hemocoel. These teratocytes are present in large numbers and are visible to the naked eye. It is thought that they accumul ...