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Ultrastructure of the Head of Okranema eileenae Greenslade and Nicholas, 1991 (Thoracostomopsidae: Nematoda)

Nicholas, Warwick


Okranema eileenae is a marine nematode from Australian sandy beaches. The structure of its cephalic region is described by light, scanning, and transmission electron microscopy. Three large lips, separated by three deep clefts and surmounted by flexible liplets, surround the mouth. Transverse and longitudinal sections of the head have been used to investigate the ultrastructure of the lips, buccal cavity, mandibles, and cephalic sensilla. The pharyngeal muscles are attached to the external head...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Nematology


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