Nov 15, 2009

Tracheal system

The tracheal system of insects, made up of air tubes that branch throughout the body, is one variation on the theme of a folded internal respiratory surface. The largest tubes, called tracheae, open to the outside. The finest branches extend to the surface of nearly every cell, where gas is exchanged by diffusion across the moist epithelium that lines the terminal ends of the tracheal system .


3 comments:

syahrul1414 said...

what happen if the chittin ring collapse??

rozaini said...

What do you think will happen???

rozaini said...

When the chitin ring collapse, oxygen cannot reach the tracheal.Body cell cannot get enough oxygen. The insect will respire anaerobically - less energy produced.