accessory gland


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accessory gland

[ak′ses·ə·rē ‚gland]
(anatomy)
A mass of glandular tissue separate from the main body of a gland.
(invertebrate zoology)
A gland associated with the male reproductive organs in insects.
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Physiology of mating behavior in Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae): chemoreception and male accessory gland fluids in female post-mating behavior.
The functional morphology and biochemistry of male insect accessory glands and their secretions.
Effects of the male accessory gland secretion on oviposition and remating in females of Drosophila melanogaster.
Female receptivity in Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) is not modulated by male accessory gland products.
A deviation from the normal ultrastructural morphology was evident in the male accessory gland of adult flies cultured on food mixed with the 10.
1995) further determined that the mating cost of reproduction was influenced by receipt of male accessory gland fluid.
The distal end of the foot consisted mainly of the phenol gland, but included a small fraction of the accessory gland, because there is a hairpin turn of the accessory gland interdigitated with the underlying phenol gland (Waite, 1992).
Key Words: oriental fruit fly; comparative transcriptome; accessory gland protein; seminal fluid protein; reproduction
The increase of fistula output with parotid gland compression can probably be explained by the indirect pressure over the accessory gland located near the anterior edge of the parotid gland.