Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Transmission electron microscopy

Transmission electron microscopy allows for the highest possible resolution of all imaging techniques. The combination of alternating semi-thin sections (for light microscopy) and ultra-thin sections (for TEM) allows for the detailed description of the morphology and ultrastructure of structures of interest, such as insect photoreceptors, sensilla, glands and tarsal adhesion organs.

Contact

Julia Straube

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Key publications using TEM

Fischer S., Lu Z., Meinertzhagen I.A. (2019) Three-dimensional ultrastructural organization of the ommatidium of the minute parasitoid wasp Trichogramma evanescens. Arthropod Structure and Development (48:35-48). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2018.12.003

Bergmann, P.A., Glöckner, N., Richter, S., Betz, O. (2018): Morphology of hindwing veins in the shield bug Graphosoma italicum (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), Arthropod Struct. Dev., 47 (4), 375-390

Fischer S., Lu Z., Meinertzhagen I.A. (2017) From two to three dimensions: The importance of the third dimension for evaluating the limits to neuronal miniaturization in insects. J Comp Neurol. (526(4):653-662). https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.24358

Schmitt, C. & Betz, O. (2017): Morphology and ultrastructure of the tarsal adhesion organs of the Madagascar hissing cockroach Gromphadorhina portentosa, Cell and Tissue Research, 370, 243-265.

Betz, O. (2003), Structure of the tarsi in some Stenus species (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae): External morphology, ultrastructure, and tarsal secretion, Journal of Morphology 255, 24-43.
    
Betz, O. & Mumm, R. (2001), The predatory legs of Philonthus marginatus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae): Functional morphology and tarsal ultrastructure, Arthropod Structure and Development 30 (2), 77-97.
    
Kölsch, G. & Betz, O. (1998), Ultrastructure and function of the adhesion-capture apparatus of Stenus species (Coleoptera,  Staphylinidae), Zoomorphology 118, 263-272.