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Arthropod Struct Dev. 2014 Jan;43(1):77-86. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2013.10.004. Epub 2013 Nov 5.

Structure and distribution of antennal sensilla in Oranmorpha guerinii (Gervais, 1837) (Diplopoda, Polydesmida).

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  • 1University of Greifswald, Zoological Institute and Museum, Cytology and Evolutionary Biology, 17487 Greifswald, Germany. Electronic address: andy.sombke@uni-greifswald.de.
  • 2Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Institute of Special Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, 07743 Jena, Germany.

Abstract

Detailed information on sensory organs of Diplopoda especially on antennal sensilla are still sparse and fragmentary. The present study on the antennae of Oranmorpha guerinii (Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae) utilizing scanning electron microscopy revealed the presence of six sensillar types: (1) apical cones, (2) sensilla trichodea, (3) sensilla microtrichodea, (4) sensilla chaetica, (5) sensilla basiconica bacilliformia, and (6) sensilla basiconica spiniformia. External structure and distribution of cuticular antennal sensilla are compared with data from other diplopod species. We moreover discuss possible functions of antennal sensilla in millipedes.

KEYWORDS:

Antennal sensilla; Diplopoda; Polydesmida; SEM

PMID:
24211516
DOI:
10.1016/j.asd.2013.10.004
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