Gubernaculum:

This post was written by ali on January 8, 2009
Posted Under: Glossary

An accessory male copulatory piece which is formed by sclerotization of the dorsal wall of the spicule pouch,variable in shape but generally with incurved margins(Anderson 1974)(Y-shaped in Dichelyne(Cucullanellus)sciaenidicola,Cucullanus orbignianus(Nematoda:Cucullanidae))(Timi 2006)

 In nematodes,A protuberance on the wall of cloaca. It apparently guides the spicule during copulation

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