A tubule that extends from the posterior part of the digestive tract which absorbs solutes, water, and wastes from the surrounding hemolymph. Each tubule consists of a single layer of cells that is closed off at the distal end with the proximal end joining the alimentary canal at the junction between the midgut and hindgut[WP,modified]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malpighian_tubule_system ]

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editor note

this will be ceded to the Arthropod Anatomy Ontology

has related synonym

Malphigian tube

Malpighian tube

tuba Malpighii



taxon notes

It is unclear as to whether the Malpighian tubules of arachnids and those of the Uniramia are homologous or the result of convergent evolution.[Wikipedia:Malpighian_tubule_system]

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