Journal of Parasitology Research / 2012 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Alimentary Canal of the Adult Blow Fly, Chrysomya megacephala (F.) (Diptera: Calliphoridae)—Part I: Ultrastructure of Salivary Glands

Figure 2

Micrographs of the salivary gland in adult male C. megacephala. (a) Light micrograph of the thick section showing the narrow central gland lumen. Arrows indicate a large nucleus. Bar = 5 μm. (b–d; TEM micrographs) (b) Compartment of the gland context (arrows). Bar = 5 μm. (c) Baso-lateral region of the gland cell, exhibiting infoldings of the basement membrane (arrow). A large nucleus (n) is observed. Bar = 1 μm. (d) Interdigitation of cytoplasmic extensions between the adjacent gland cells (arrows). Bar = 1 μm.

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