Volume 41 - Issue 1 - 37 - 41

Ultrastructural Aspects of Corpora Cardiaca in Pimpla Turionellae L. (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Pimpla Turionellae L. Corpora Cardiaca’nın Ultrayapısal Yönleri (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Pimpla turionellae has been known as an important parasitic hymenoptera species used in biological control for continuous suppression of pests. As an endocrine center, Corpora cardiaca are a pair of neuroglandular bodies that secrete neurohormones in endoparasitic P. turionellae were observed by transmission electron microscope. Brain samples were prepared and examined under transmission electron microscope. Cells of these glands were filled with generally round shaped numerous granules taht contain electron dense material, most probably proteinaceous hormone. 

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