I= SOME ASPECTS OF INTERNAL ANATOMY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCES TO SCENT APPARATUS OF LAND BUGS (HETEROPETRA: GEOCORIASE) OF PAKISTAN AND THEIR PHYLOGENY
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Title of Thesis
SOME ASPECTS OF INTERNAL ANATOMY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCES TO SCENT APPARATUS OF LAND BUGS (HETEROPETRA: GEOCORIASE) OF PAKISTAN AND THEIR PHYLOGENY

Author(s)
Muhammad Afzal
Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Zoology/ University of Karachi
Session
1982
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
306
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
land bugs, heteropetra, geocoriase, internal anatomy, scent apparatus, meso, metapectus, cimicomorpha, pentatmomorpha

Abstract
Present study on one or more of the following aspects of the internal anatomy, 1) the scent apparatus, 2) the alimentary organs and the salivary glands, 3) the meso-and metapectus, and 4), the reproductive organs, has been carried out on 96 species belonging to 25 families of the land bugs(Geocorisae) of Pakistan. Special emphasis is given to the structure of the scent apparatus and the meso-and metapectus. The results are compared with findings reported in the existing literature. It appears that the scheme of Carayon (1971), later supported be Cobben (1978), for probable evolution of the scent apparatus in the Heteroptera, can not be accepted on the basis of present findings. It has been further noted that there is strong association between degrees of development of certain characters of alimentary organs with certain structures of the scent apparatus in the Geocorisae

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 22
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3 2 Materials And Methods 24
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4 3 Review Of Literature 34
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  3.1 Scent Apparatus 34
  3.2 Alimentary Organs And Salivary Apparatus 41
  3.3 Reproductive Organs 42
5 4 Results 44
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6 5 Discussion 182
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  5.1 Reproductive Organs 243
  5.2 Cimicomorpha 243
  5.3 Pentatmomorpha 244
  5.4 Phylogenetic Considerations 245
  5.5 Evolution Of Some Internal Anatomical Structures In Geocorisae And Concluding Remarks On Phylogeny 269
  5.6 Summary 275
7 6 References 276
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  6.1 List Of Authors Publications 301