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Oösorption in the Coleopteran Sitophilus granorius (L.)

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King, P. E., Al‐Khalifa, M. S. 1980. Oösorption in the coleopteran Sitophilus granarius (L.). (Department of Zoology, University College, Swansea, U.K.) — Acta zool. (Stockh.) 61(2): 79–86.

The process of oösorption in the terminal oöcytes of starved specimens of Sitophilus granarius is described Starvation affects the nucleus, mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum in both the follicle cells and the oöcyte. Glycogen disappears from the oöcyte at an early stage and islands are formed in the oö:cyte by infoldings of the combined follicle, oöcyte cell membranes.
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Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University College, Swansea, U.K.

Publication date: 01 June 1980

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