The variation of the amount of the neurosecretory materials in the corpus allatum of pimpla turionellae L. (hymenoptera: ichneumonidae) during oocyte maturation
CitationÖzlük, A. (2010). The variation of the amount of the neurosecretory materials in the corpus allatum of pimpla turionellae L. (hymenoptera: ichneumonidae) during oocyte maturation. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 13(15), 748-752.
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of neurosecretory material (NSM) in Corpus Allatum (CA) of endoparasitic Pimpla turionellae L. on reproduction. For this purpose, the egg maturation of the insect and the amount of the NSM in CA of the serial section of the brain were studied. Egg maturation was determined by measuring the terminal oocyte length. In order to determine the amount of the NSM in CA the neurosecretory granules of which were stained by paraldehyde fuchsin are considered. The egg maturation of P. turionellae have performed twice. The NSM intensity in CA continued increasingly from the first day of egg development until the first oviposition days; and reached the maximum level before the second egg maturation phase. These observations showed that the NSM in CA of this insect may be related to egg development. © 2010 Asian Network for Scientific Information.