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- Ana Maria Costa-Leonardo; Helena Xavier Soares; Ives Haifig; Lara Teixeira Laranjo
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.5 pp. 426-432
- Coptotermes gestroi; Heterotermes; Hymenoptera; Termitidae; exocrine glands; legs; secretion; social insects; transmission electron microscopy
- ... Social insects have numerous exocrine glands, but these organs are understudied in termites compared to hymenopterans. The tarsomere and distal tibial glands of the termites Heterotermes tenuis, Coptotermes gestroi and Silvestritermes euamignathus were investigated by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Pore plates are visible in scanning micrographs on the distal tibial surfaces and on ...
- 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 ...