Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 135

Full Length Research Paper

A study on fat body cells ultrastructure in female camel tick (Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum)

Faisal A. Bughdadi
Department of Biology, University College, Makkah, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 July 2012
  •  Published: 31 July 2012



The female tick’s Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum fat body consists of cell strips suspended in the haemolymph but circumference was stuck around the tracheal tranks, midgut and reproductive system. The rough endoplasmic reticulum cisternae (RER) occupies a large area in the cell cytoplasm and appears to develop quickly after ticks’ blood feeding, and lipid droplets associated with glycogen particles. Rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi bodies are also probably involved in protein synthesis in which they appear in the formation of vitellogenesis during the ooegenesis.


Key words: Ixodid tick, fat body, Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum, transmission electron microscope (TEM).