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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.17 no.1 Curitiba Mar. 2000

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752000000100015 

Morphological characterization of the proventriculus of Gryllus assimilis Fabricius (Orthoptera, Gryllidae)

 

 

Carmem S. FontanettiI; Edison ZefaI,II

IDepartamento de Biologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Estadual Paulista. 13506-900 Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil. E-mail: fontanet@rc.unesp.br
IICNPq fellow

 

 


ABSTRACT

The proventriculus morphology of the cricket Gryllus assimilis Fabricius, 1775 is described using scanning electron microscopy and the correlation of this structure with the feeding habits briefly considered.

Key words: Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Gryllus, proventriculus.


 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. We especially thank Dr. Alejo Mesa for the incentive, Monika Iamonti, Antonio Yabuki and Wenilton Daltro for the technical help and CNPq and FAPESP for the financial support.

 

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Recebido em 15.IV.1999; aceito em 08.II.2000.

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