Malpighian tubule


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Malpighian tubule

n.
Any of the tubules that extend from the posterior portion of the digestive tract of insects and certain other arthropods and that absorb waste material from the hemolymph for excretion. Also called Malpighian tube.

[After Marcello Malpighi.]
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a) Female mitotic metaphase; (b) male mitotic metaphase; (c) female pachytene complement with a WZ bivalent identified according to W-chromosome heterochromatin; (d) male pachytene complement; (e) a highly polyploid female nucleus of Malpighian tubule cells with a large sex chromatin body; (f) a male nucleus of Malpighian tubule cells without W chromatin.
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The antibody strongly recognized proteins from Malpighian tubule and midgut membrane preparations that migrated at ~90 kDa and ~200 kDa.
In this study, we have compared morphological variation within and between species of the melanogaster complex in sexual (testes length and area and the area of the posterior lobe of the genital arch) and nonsexual traits (wing length and width, tibia length, femur length, and length and area of the stalk connecting the malpighian tubule to the pyloric region of the ventriculus).
Fat body epidermis midgut silk gland ovary testis and Malpighian tubule were dissected or collected respectively.
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Four cells formed the circumference of a Malpighian tubule (Fig.
popilliae infections were diagnosed by removing a small portion of Malpighian tubule from each beetle and examining them microscopically for sporophorous vesicles (Andreadis & Hanula 1987).
The undifferentiated hindgut starts within the 4th or 5th abdominal segment, marked by the origin of the Malpighian tubules.
In the same way, it is also the only genus in which the species produce silk from the anus using modified Malpighian tubules (Ferriere 1941), for the spinning of the cocoon.