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Ultrastructural study of the male gamete of Glossobothrium SP. (Cestoda:Bothriocephalidea:Triaenophoridae) a parasite of Schedophilus velaini (Perciformes:Centrolophidae) in Senegal

This paper describes the ultrastructure of the gamete of Glossobothrium sp. (Bothriocephalidea: Triaenophoridae). The mature spermatozoon of Glossobothrium sp. is filiform and possesses two axonemes, a single helicoidal crested body, a parallel nucleus, parallel cortical microtubules and granules of glycogen. In Glossobothrium sp. we describe for the first time a 200-250nm thick cest-like body in the Bothriocephalidean. The anterior part of the spermatozoon exhibits a ring of 27 electron-dense cortical microtubules encircling the first axoneme. This structure persists until the appearance of the second axoneme. When the ring of electron-dense cortical microtubules disappears, the spermatozoon exhibits two bundles of thin cortical microtubules. The posterior part of the spermatozoon contains the posterior extremity of the second axoneme, the posterior extremity of the nucleus and few cortical microtubules. Soon nucleus disappears and the axoneme is disorganized. Thus the posterior extremity of the spermatozoon of Glossobothrium sp. exhibits only singlets produced by the disorganization of the doublets of the second axoneme and few cortical microtubules. This type of posterior extremity of the mature spermatozoon has never been described previously in the triaenophoridae.


Auteur(s) : P.I. Ndiaye,Y. Quilichini, A. Bâ, C.T. Bâ,B. Marchand
Pages : 296-300
Année de publication : 2012
Revue : Tissue and Cell
N° de volume : 44
Type : Article
Statut Editorial : Revue scientifique
Mise en ligne par : BA Aïssatou