1997, Number 4
Vet Mex 1997; 28 (4)
Cruz-Vázquez CR, García-Vázquez Z, Quintero-Martínez MT, Miranda-Miranda E
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ABSTRACTThe objective of the present study was to identify the histological structure of the midgut in semi-engorged adult females of B. microplus ticks in a reference strain in Mexico. Tick and gut's pieces were processed for paraffin embedding and frozen sections. Longitudinal sections were made and stained with haematoxylin and eosin. Observations were made in light microscope. Similar histological structures were found in epithelial gut cells between studied ticks and the ones described previously in the literature. Cells identified were basophilic and digestive ones like: earliest digestive-, intermediate digestive and digestive cells (mature 1). All of these cells are described and compared to their equivalent ones reported in the literature.