digestive gland


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digestive gland

[də′jes·tiv ‚gland]
(physiology)
Any structure that secretes digestive enzymes.
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Crude cellular lysates were prepared from digestive gland of the Cd[Cl.
Histochemical changes of carbohydrate and protein contents in the digestive gland cells of the land snail Monacha cartusiana following starvation Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 16(1): 51-55.
I found that the expression of one group of detoxification genes is "ramped up" in the digestive glands of Cyphoma feeding on specific gorgonian diets.
The overall results from multivariate analysis confirmed the possibility to discriminate the most impacted sites (sites 3, 4, and 5), where accumulation of chemical residues in digestive gland of snails correlated with a large number of biologic alterations.
Hemocytic infiltration foci, mainly in digestive gland and gonad connective tissue, occasionally in gills, were counted at a magnification of 100 times.
Forty-five percent of digestive gland lesions observed in all of the 162 reference and treated clams were found in the 50 clams exposed to sediment samples from stations 1, 2, and 3 (Figure 4).
254), but digestive gland pH was significantly different in A.
Its content is extremely high in the digestive gland and branchial hearts of Octopus vulgaris (Rocca 1969, Napoleao et al.
Simultaneous changes in messenger RNA and [alpha]-amylase levels in the digestive gland of the oyster Crassostrea gigas and abalone Haliotis discus during feeding cycles have also shown that this enzyme is regulated at the level of transcription (Moal et al.
VPDB] values among any of the sites for both the digestive gland and adductor muscle of Arca noae (Table 4).
This high level of lipid inclusion might be the result of the greater influx of lipid compounds absorbed from the digestive gland, which could have exceeded the metabolic needs of the animals and resulted in a greater degree of fat accumulation.
Total proteolytic activity in the digestive gland was high from the latest postmolt to intermolt, and in the stomach the highest value was observed during premolt.