• On the developmental morphology of the leaf fold galls ofMaytenus senegalensis (Lam) Excell., (Celastraceae), induced byAlocothrips hadrocerus (Karny) (Thysanoptera: Insecta)

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      Maytenus senegalensis ; Aloccthrips hadrocerus ; hypertrophy; hyperplasia; tannin cells and sclereids

    • Abstract


      The galls ofMaytenus senegalensis ( =Gymnosporia heyneana Lawson) induced byAlocothrips hadrocerus are histologically unique when compared with the other thrips galls. Principal cecidogenetic phenomena are hypertrophy and hyperplasia. The incidence of tannin containing as well as sclerenchymatous cells, and the epidermal proliferation are discussed in relation to gall development.

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      A Raman1 T N Ananthakrishnan1 2

      1. Entomology Research Unit, Loyola College, Madras - 600 034
      2. Zoological Survey of India, 34, Chittaranjan Avenue, Calcutta - 700 012
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