Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Print version ISSN 0036-4665
JUNKUM, Anuluck et al. Comparative morphometry and morphology of Anopheles aconitus Form B and C eggs under scanning electron microscope. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2004, vol.46, n.5, pp. 257-262. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652004000500005.
Comparative morphometric and morphological studies of eggs under scanning electron microscope (SEM) were undertaken in the three strains of two karyotypic forms of Anopheles aconitus, i.e., Form B (Chiang Mai and Phet Buri strains) and Form C (Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son strains). Morphometric examination revealed the intraspecific variation with respect to the float width [36.77 ± 2.30 µm (Form C: Chiang Mai strain) = 38.49 ± 2.78 µm (Form B: Chiang Mai strain) = 39.06 ± 2.37 µm (Form B: Phet Buri strain) > 32.40 ± 3.52 µm (Form C: Mae Hong Son strain)] and number of posterior tubercles on deck [2.40 ± 0.52 (Form B: Phet Buri strain) = 2.70 ± 0.82 (Form B: Chiang Mai strain) < 3.10 ± 0.32 (Form C: Chiang Mai strain) = 3.20 ± 0.42 (Form C: Mae Hong Son strain)], whereas the surface topography of eggs among the three strains of two karyotypic forms were morphologically similar.
Keywords : Anopheles aconitus; Karyotypic form; Egg; Fine structure; Scanning electron microscopy.