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Peritrophic matrix in the midgut of tick females of the genus Ixodes (Acari: Ixodidae)
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15069874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The formation of the peritrophic matrix in the midgut of females of 5 ixodid tick species (Ixodes pacificus, I. pavlovskyi, I. persulcatus, I. ricinus and I. scapularis) was studied by means of light and electron microscopy in different periods of the feeding and after detachment. The formation of the peritrophic matrix started when the first food portions came into the gut lumen, 9-12 hours after the attachment. Renovation of the peritrophic matrix took place during the whole feeding period; every new generation of midgut cells synthesized their own matrix. It was deposited on the apical surface of every midgut cell in the beginning of differentiation, and was functioning during the life of the cell. The peritrophic matrix separates spaces of the cavitary and cytozoic digestions.
L A Grigor'eva; L I Amosova
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parazitologiia     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0031-1847     ISO Abbreviation:  Parazitologia     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-08     Completed Date:  2004-06-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101672     Medline TA:  Parazitologiia     Country:  Russia    
Other Details:
Languages:  rus     Pagination:  3-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Osobennosti peritroficheskogo matriksa v kishechnike samok kleshcheĭ roda Ixodes (Acari: Ixodidae).
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MeSH Terms
Digestive System / ultrastructure
Digestive System Physiological Phenomena
Ixodes / physiology*,  ultrastructure*
Microscopy, Electron
Postprandial Period

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