Advances in Insect Physiology, Vol. 15 by M.J. Berridge, J.E. Treherne, V.B. Wigglesworth (Eds.)

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Most comparisons of water loss from dead insects with spiracles blocked or unblocked indicate that water loss from the tracheae is of minor importance and sometimes undetectable (Loveridge, 1968). Microscopic examination of cockroaches killed with HCN showed that the spiracular valves normally remain closed. A further indication that the integument is the limiting membrane comes from the results of Beament (1945) on the evaporation of water through isolated cuticles and exuviae of Rhodnius into still air.

Tissue & Cell 2 , 181-190 Filshie, B. K. (1970b). The fine structure and deposition of the larval cuticle of the sheep blowfly (Lucilia cuprina). Tissue & Cell 2 , 479-489 Gates, D. M. (1962). “Energy Exchange in the Biosphere” pp. 94-142. Harper and Row, New York Gilby, A. R. and Cox, M. E. (1963). The cuticular lipids of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana L. J. Insect Physiol. 9, 671-681 G u m , D. L. (1933). The temperature and humidity relationsof the cockroach BIatta orientalis. 1. Desiccation.

Incorporation of lipid into the epicuticle of Rhodnius (Hemiptera). J . Cell Sci. 19, 459-485 This Page Intentionally Left Blank Intercellular Junctions in Insect Tissues Nancy J. Lane and Helen leB. Skaer A. R. C. 1 Historical introduction: d o tight junctions exist in insect tissues? 3 Model derived from structural evidence 131 35 120 N A N C Y J. L A N E A N D HELEN leB. 3 Correlation of insect physiology with junctional structure Acknowledgements 183 References 184 182 GLOSSARY O F TERMS smooth septate junction = continuous junction zonula adhaerens = belt desmosome fascia adhaerens = discontinuous belt desmosome macula adhaerens = spot desmosome gap junction = nexus = macula comrnunicans = close junction tight junction = zonula occludens = occluding junction terminal bar = zonula adhaerens plus zonula occludens The material illustrated in the plates derives from adult specimens unless otherwise stated 1 Introduction Over recent years the number of studies on intercellular junctions in invertebrate tissues has enormously increased.

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