The importance of insect sperm : sperm ultrastructure of Hermetia illucens (black soldier fly)

Show simple item record Kotzé, Retha C.M. Muller, Nolan Du Plessis, Lizette Van der Horst, Gerhard 2019-07-18T14:45:29Z 2019-08
dc.description.abstract Sperm structure and ultrastructure of Hermetia illucens was determined by light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The main sperm components were similar as for other Dipteran subspecies, while the ultrastructure revealed distinguishing features in the zone of overlap and anterior flagellar region. Sperm varied in size indicating sperm polymorphism. The head region is lacking an acrosome. The zone of overlap consisted of uniquely organized centriolar adjunct material, partly forming electron dense areas to finally form an outer ring separating the mitochondrial derivatives from the 9 + 9 + 2 axoneme. Accessory bodies arising from the zone of overlap are flanked by smaller to large mitochondrial derivatives into the anterior flagellum. This study confirms sperm structure diversity between brachyceran subspecies and support its relationship with nematoceran subspecies. en_ZA
dc.description.department Anatomy and Physiology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-08-01
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Faculty of Natural Science, University of the Western Cape. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kotzee RCM, Muller N, Plessis Ld, van der Horst G, The importance of insect sperm: Sperm ultrastructure of Hermetia illucens (black soldier fly), Tissue and Cell (2019) 59:44-50, en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0040-8166 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1532-3072 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.tice.2019.06.002
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Tissue and Cell. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Tissue and Cell, vol. 59, pp. 44-50, 2019. doi : 10.1016/j.tice.2019.06.002. en_ZA
dc.subject Hermetia illucens en_ZA
dc.subject Sperm structure en_ZA
dc.subject Sperm ultrastructure en_ZA
dc.subject Centriolar adjunct en_ZA
dc.subject Accessory bodies en_ZA
dc.subject Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) en_ZA
dc.title The importance of insect sperm : sperm ultrastructure of Hermetia illucens (black soldier fly) en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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