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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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim

editor note

this will be ceded to the Arthropod Anatomy Ontology

has related synonym

Malphigian tube
Malpighian tube
tuba Malpighii

id

UBERON:0001054

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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