How many tubules does a grasshopper have?
Malpighian tubules were named for the scientist that discovered them, Marcello Malpighi, a seventeenth century biologist. These excretory organs can be found in many insects.
Terms & Facts:
- The excretory system refers to a set of components within an organism that are, in short, responsible for the removal of waste and any unused materials.
- Marcello Malpighi was from the country of Italy. in addition to being a biologist, he was also a physician by profession. He was the first person to identify a relationship between arteries and veins in the human body.
- His name is given to other physiological features such as the Malpighian pyramids and the Malpighian corpuscles.
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fromChapter 12 / Lesson 9
In this lesson, you will learn about the father of microscopic anatomy, the remarkable Marcello Malpighi, who made many discoveries that form the foundation of today's microscopy. Learn about this incredible scientist in this lesson.