Testicular Raabsorption Adult Males of Melipona bicolor bicolor Lepeletier (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini)

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The present paper reports morphological features of the testes reabsorption in adult male of Melipona bicolor bicolor. The ultrastructural features of the degenerating sperm cells and cyst cells are described. It is suggested that the material of the reabsorbed testes may serve as nutritional source for the adult male.

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  • CYTOLOGIA

    CYTOLOGIA 67(2), 145-151, 2002-06-25

    Japan Mendel Society, International Society of Cytology

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