The mandibular gland in Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)

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Deans, Andrew; Mikó, István;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1101/006569
  • Subject: bepress|Life Sciences|Biology | bepress|Life Sciences|Animal Sciences|Zoology
    mesheuropmc: fungi | animal structures | stomatognathic system

The mandibular gland of Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is visualized for the first time, using Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy and dissection. The gland was previously hypothesized to exist, based on observations of the wasp's courtship behaviors, bu... View more