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Rare eggshell structure in Odonata: Lindenia tetraphylla (Van der Linden) (Anisoptera: Gomphidae)
  • Ali Salur,
  • Zekiye Suludere
Ali Salur
T C Hitit Universitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakultesi

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Zekiye Suludere
Gazi Universitesi Fen Fakultesi
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Lindenia tetraphylla (Van der Linden, 1825) eggs exhibit an egg structure that is very rare in other Gomphidae species. They have a well-developed surface reticulation structure. The anterior pole of the egg has a small, rounded micropylar area consisting of 7 orifices arranged radially around a central area. The posterior pole has a sessile, truncated cone that carries 55-65 coiled filaments. This study provides a detailed analysis of the ultrastructure of L. tetraphylla eggs using scanning electron microscopy, and the functional and taxonomic significance of the eggshell are discussed.
06 Nov 2023Submitted to Microscopy Research and Technique
06 Nov 2023Assigned to Editor
06 Nov 2023Submission Checks Completed
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