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Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 29–31 | Cite as

Mode of action of acorus calamus L. oil vapours on adult male sterility in red cotton bug

  • O. Koul
  • K. Tikku
  • B. P. Saxena
Article

Summary

In normal freshly moulted insects Spermotozoa are present and pass into the vas deferens after 24 h. They show morphological changes when inside the female genital tract. Sterility caused by Acorus calamus oil vapours is due to agglutation, malformation and immobility of sperms, which makes the sperms unable to undergo morphological differentiation in the female tract.

Keywords

Morphological Change Male Sterility Genital Tract Morphological Differentiation Female Genital Tract 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Koul
    • 1
  • K. Tikku
    • 1
  • B. P. Saxena
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Research LaboratoryCouncil of Scientific and Industrial ResearchJammu Tawi(India)

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