Original paper

The early Embryonic Development of the Argasid tick Ornithodorus moubata (Acarina: Ixodoidea: Argasidae)

Fagotto, Francois; Hess, Ernst; Aeschlimann, Andre

Entomologia Generalis Volume 13 Number 1-2 (1988), p. 1 - 8

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published: May 1, 1988

DOI: 10.1127/entom.gen/13/1988/1

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The mode of cleavage of the centrolecithal tick eggs has so far been considered to be superficial. Evidence could be obtained from an electron-microscopic study of Ornithodoros moubata Murray 1877 that cleavage of this species is total. The early development leads to a diploblastic stage composed of a superficial layer of yolk-free micromeres (ecta-mesoderm) and a core of yolk-rich macromeres (primary entoderm).


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