plectane

plectane

[′plek‚tān]
(invertebrate zoology)
A cuticular plate supporting papillae in some nematodes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
This species is readily distinguished from other species by the fusion of the underlying sclerotized plectane supports between the plectanes (Baker and vaucher 1984).
podicipinus Males N = 2 Total length 2.33 [+ or -] 0.01mn (2.32-2.34 Width 235.0 [+ or -] 7.0 (230-240) Length of pharynx 26.3 [+ or -] 1.8 (25-27) Width of pharynx 20.3 [+ or -] 0.5 (20-21) Length of muscular 205.2 [+ or -] 13.7 esophagus (195-215) Width of muscular 22.9 [+ or -] 3.0 esophagus (21-25) Length of bulb 50.3 [+ or -] 0.4 (50-51) Width of bulb 61.5 [+ or -] 5.6 (57-65) Nerve ring from 162.5 [+ or -] 67.1 anterior end (115-210) Excretory pore from 265,1 [+ or -] 119,0 anterior end (182-350) Anus from posterior 127.5 [+ or -] 17.7 end (115- 140) Gobernaculum 112.0 [+ or -] 14.1 (102-122) Spicules 111.5 [+ or -] 4.9 (108- 115) Number of 5 pairs plectanes Adanal papillae 3 pairs + 1 Vulva from anterior -- end Length of eggs -- Width of eggs -- R.
parva can have from 5 to 7 pairs of plectanes (Baker and vaucher 1984).
We identified specimens as Cosmercella diaglenae due to the number, structure, and position of plectanes in males; egg size in females; and host type (see Mata-Lopez et al., 2008).