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A tubule connected to the stylet acts as a tow line, which the predatory cell uses to draw the prey cell close enough to strike—at which point the predatory cell actually unzips its own cell membrane to engulf the prey cell.
While the aphid excretory system isn’t widely studied, research so far suggests that the bugs have genes that seem similar to the ones in other insects’ Malpighian tubules.
But for some reason, the tubules themselves have been lost to evolutionary history.
Cockroaches possess structures called Malpighian tubules, which pull wastes from their internal liquids; the liquids return to circulation, and the wastes are excreted in solid or semi-solid form, and can contain excess nitrogen.
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First Known Use: 1677See Words from the same year
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