Morphology of the neuroendocrine systems of two ...

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Title Morphology of the neuroendocrine systems of two larval blackflies, Prosimulium mixtum/fuscum and Simulium venustum
Author(s) W. J. Condon, R. Gordon, C. H. Bailey
Journal Canadian Journal of Zoology
Date 1976
Volume 54
Issue 9
Start page 1579
End page 1584
Abstract The anatomical relations of the neuroendocrine systems in larvae of Simulium venustum Say and the complex of Prosimulium mixtum Syme & Davies and P. fuscum Syme & Davies are described from histological examination. The neuroendocrine system in the brain showed morphological similarities to culicids (3 pairs of cerebral neurosecretory cell clusters and 1 pair of nervi corporis cardiaci entering the corpus cardiacum glandular system). The retrocerebral glandular portion of the neuroendocrine system was composed of a corpus allatum, corpora cardiaca and surrounding peritracheal gland. The morphology of the simuliid neuroendocrine system is discussed in relation to those of other families of Nematocera and higher Diptera..

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