Year 2020, Volume 23 , Issue 2, Pages 396 - 401 2020-04-30

Taramalı Elektron Mikroskobunda (SEM) Cassida atrata Fabricius, 1787’ nın SpermathecaYapısı (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)
Spermatheca Structure of Cassida atrata Fabricius, 1787 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) in Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Neslihan BAL [1]


Cassida Linnaeus, 1758 cinsi içerisinde genel olarak erkek genitalinin ayırt edici olmadığı, spermateka’nın ise kısmen ayırt edici olduğu kabul edilmektedir. Bununla birlikte şimdiye kadar yapılan genital çalışmalarının sadece stereo mikroskoba dayalı olduğu görülmektedir. Genital yapıların ultrastrüktürel yapısı birkaç çalışma dışında çalışılmamıştır. Ultrastrüktürel çalışmaların taksonomik açıdan kullanışlı olup olmadığını ortaya koymak amacıyla bu çalışmada Türkiye’den 1996 ve 2018 yıllarında Kayseri ve Niğde illerinden toplanan toplam üç Cassida atrata Fabricius, 1787 örneğine ait dişi genital yapısı SEM’de ilk defa olarak incelenmiştir. Bu sayede, yeni ve ayırt edici karakterler elde edilmiş ve diğer bir alt cinsteki daha önce çalışmış türlerden ayırt edici olduğu ortaya konulmuştur. Dişi genitalinin hem SEM hem de stereo mikroskop fotoğrafları da çalışma içerisinde sunulmuştur.

It is accepted that male genitalia are not diagnostic, spermatheca are partly diagnostic within the genus Cassida Linnaeus, 1758. However, so far, it appears that genital studies are based solely on stereo microscopy. Ultrastructures of genitalia have been not studied except for a few studies. In this study, female genital structure belonging to three Cassida atrata Fabricius, 1787 specimens collected from Kayseri and Niğde provinces in 1996 and 2018 from Turkey was examined for the first time in SEM in order to determine whether ultrastructural studies are useful from taxonomic point of view. Thus, new diagnostic characters were obtained and it revealed that it was diagnostic for species in other subgenus. Photos of spermatheca taken by both SEM and stereo microscope are also given.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Biology
Journal Section RESEARCH ARTICLE
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-2345-6789
Author: Neslihan BAL (Primary Author)
Institution: Gazi Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Biyoloji Bölümü
Country: Turkey


Thanks I would like to thank Prof. Dr. Zekiye Suludere for her tremendous support in the processof picturing the study material with Scanning Electron Microscope. I would also like to thank Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özdikmen who has, with his taxonomic knowledge and academic experience guided me through my study and broadened my horizon in every aspect of life. Lastly, I would also thank to Gazi University Academic Writing, Research and Application Center for their support in proofreading the current study.
Dates

Application Date : October 8, 2019
Acceptance Date : December 19, 2019
Publication Date : April 30, 2020

APA Bal, N . (2020). Spermatheca Structure of Cassida atrata Fabricius, 1787 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) in Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) . Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tarım ve Doğa Dergisi , 23 (2) , 396-401 . DOI: 10.18016/ksutarimdoga.vi.630773