Structure of the male reproductive sytem in Coreus marginatus (L.) (Hemiptera: Coreidae)

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Karakaya G., Özyurt Koçakoğlu N., Candan S., Suludere Z.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, vol.36, pp.193-204, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-204
  • Keywords: Male reproductive system, Coreidae, Heteroptera, light microscope, scanning electron microscope, MALE ACCESSORY-GLANDS, MORPHOLOGY, HETEROPTERA, HYMENOPTERA, SYSTEM, SPERMATOGENESIS, PENTATOMIDAE, ANATOMY, SPERM, BUG
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Using light and scanning electron microscopy, histology and morphology of the male reproductive system of Coreus marginatus (Linnaeus, 1758) are identified and described. Reproductive system consist of two testes, in which different stages of spermatogenesis are observed, two tubular vas deferens, two vesicula seminalis, accessory glands (mesadenia, ectadenia), bulbus ejaculatorius, a pair of ectodermal sacs, and a single muscular ejaculatory duct, which opens via the aedeagus. Knowledge of basic reproductive morphology and histology can be used to infer function and so provide key information for future research into reproductive behavior, evolution and physiology in the Heteroptera (Hemiptera).