Experientia

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 794–796 | Cite as

Vesicular inclusions in the nuclei of epithelial cells of Malpighian tubes of the hemipteran,Panstrongylus megistus

  • Heidi Dolder
  • Maria Luiza S. Mello
Specialia

Summary

Vesicular inclusions observed in Malpighian tubes of hemipterans have been associated with a virus-like infection rather than a lysosomal-type activity, which is the case of the identical cytoplasmic structures.

Keywords

Epithelial Cell Malpighian Tube Cytoplasmic Structure Vesicular Inclusion Panstrongylus Megistus 

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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heidi Dolder
    • 1
  • Maria Luiza S. Mello
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Biologia Celular, Inst. BiologiaUNICAMPCampinas(Brasil)

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