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mx id: 7897 | OBO id: HAO:0001740 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0001740
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
The anatomical space that is located proximal to the cibarium.
written by: Vilhelmsen, L., and I. Miko. 2010. Curators/Head..

Relationships / properties:
The pharynx is a anatomical space.

Label usage (sensu)
pharynx by Vilhelmsen, L., and I. Miko. 2010. Curators/Head..
Comments and tags
comment added about 13 years ago by Istvan Miko
The border between the pharynx and cibarium have to be defined. The brain connectives of the frontal ganglion separates the site of origin of the pharyngeal and cibarial dilator muscles (Snodgrass 1956). Beside that the hypopharyngeal rod is given as the anterior limit of the pharynx: The hypopharyngeal rod distally serves as the site of insertion of muscles 33, 32, and proximally as the site of insertion of muscle 37, and hence it might be equivalent with the hypopharyngeal suspensorium of the cockroach, hence marking the limit between the cibarium and the pharynx (Snodgrass 1956). So, this whole thing have to be revisited!!!! it would be important to find some histological/developmental evidences about the border between the cibarium and pharynx.
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1956. Anatomy of the Honey Bee. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca 334 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

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