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dc.contributor.authorK. L. Sukontasonen_US
dc.contributor.authorN. Bunchuen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Methanitikornen_US
dc.contributor.authorT. Chaiwongen_US
dc.contributor.authorB. Kuntalueen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Sukontasonen_US
dc.description.abstractThe ultrastructure of adhesive device or the pulvilli, pad-like structure between the tarsal claws of the legs, is presented in the blowfly (Calliphoridae), housefly and relatives (Muscidae), and flesh fly (Sarcophagidae) through scanning electron microscopy. The blowfly species were Chrysomya chani, Chrysomya nigripes, Chrysomya pinguis, and Chrysomya villeneuvi; while those of the housefly and relatives were Musca domestica and Hydrotaea chalcogaster, respectively. Fresh fly species included Boettcherisca peregrina and Liosarcophaga dux. Numerous tenent setae were observed on the ventral side of the pulvilli. Two features of the tip of the tenent setae were found as a spatula-like (in C. chani, C. pinguis, C. nigripes, M. domestica, H. chalcogaster, B. peregrina, and L. dux) and spoon-like tip (in C. villeneuvi). Transmission electron microscopy of the tenent setae in M. domestica revealed the electron-lucent centrally located, suggesting an adhesive substance. These results provided anatomical information that allow us to not only understand the successful attachment of flies to smooth surfaces but also clarify their role as a mechanical carrier of microorganisms. © Springer-Verlag 2006.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural and Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectImmunology and Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleUltrastructure of adhesive device in fly in families calliphoridae, muscidae and sarcophagidae, and their implication as mechanical carriers of pathogensen_US
article.title.sourcetitleParasitology Researchen_US
article.volume98en_US Mai Universityen_US
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