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The integumental ultrastructure of Lamippe rubra Bruzelius and Enalcyonium rubicundum Olsson (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida)
Bresciani, J. (1988). The integumental ultrastructure of Lamippe rubra Bruzelius and Enalcyonium rubicundum Olsson (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida), in: Boxshall, G.A. et al. (Ed.) Biology of copepods: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Copepoda. Developments in Hydrobiology, 47: pp. 539-543. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-94-009-3103-9_61
In: Boxshall, G.A.; Schminke, H.K. (Ed.) (1988). Biology of copepods: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Copepoda. Developments in Hydrobiology, 47. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht. ISBN 90-6193-654-3. XII, 639 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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    Ultrastructure; Copepoda [WoRMS]; Enalcyonium Olsson, 1869 [WoRMS]; Lamippe Bruzelius, 1858 [WoRMS]; Marine
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    Integument

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  • Bresciani, J.

Abstract
    The integument of Lamippe rubra Bruzelius and of Enalcyonium rubicundum Olsson has been studied with the electron microscope.

    Most of the cuticle covering the body of Lamippe is represented by the epicuticle, which shows an average thickness of about 2.0 µm, but in sclerified zones it consists of a thin epicuticle (0.2 µm) and a stratified laminated procuticle (0.5–1.5 µm) without bow-shaped structure. A complex system of epithelial microvilli or a well-developed system of membranes running parallel to the cuticle is also present.

    The cuticle of Enalcyonium consists of a thin procuticle (0.4–0.5 /µm) covered with a uniform fibrillar coat (0.5 µm), whereas in sclerotized areas it is composed of a stratified procuticle (0.7–3.5 (µm) with bow-shaped structures.

    In both species, cuticular hairs and gland vents occur at the dorsal and ventral surfaces. Some of the hairs are considered to be sensory in nature.

    The cuticular ulstrastucturc of L. rubra and of E. rubicundum is compared with that of some other copepods.


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