digestive gland


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digestive gland

[də′jes·tiv ‚gland]
(physiology)
Any structure that secretes digestive enzymes.
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The seasonal distribution of DST in the digestive gland of Crenomytilus grayanus was analyzed at the same site (station 17) in 2011 to 2012 (Fig.
For each sampling, the gills, digestive gland, and mantle were dissected and immediately frozen in liquid nitrogen overnight, followed by storage at -80[degrees]C until further analysis.
The first three are found in both the gonad and digestive gland and the fourth only in the digestive gland.
Each specimen was measured with a ruler, and the soft tissues, including gonad, digestive gland, mantle, foot, and gills were placed in a histocassette.
As females become senescent, their consistency becomes very gelatinous, parasites become more prominent, and the digestive gland is reduced and becomes nearly transparent (Young, 1978; Voight, pers.
The standard curve was comprised of supernatant of the homogenate of a single Amblema plicata digestive gland in the following amounts of total protein: 0, 1.
At the end of the trials, the digestive gland had a different role, as the greatest depletion of lipid reserves coincided with the highest frequencies of late-development and ripening stages.
Total RNA was isolated from the pleopods, hindgut, gills, and digestive gland of adult shrimp; the mRNA of each sample was obtained, as described in the preceding section.
Scale bar: 1 cm, dg: digestive gland, f: filiform, me: mantle edge, o: ovary, pp: pseudopenis, r: rectum, rt: right tentacle, tf: tissue fusion.
Seasonal changes in the histological and biochemical profile of the gonad, digestive gland, and muscle of the Calafia mother-of-pearl oyster, Pinctada mazatlanica (Hanley, 1856) associated with gametogenesis.
The macroscopic characterization of the individuals' gonad development stages (GDS) was based on how much of the digestive gland of either sex was covered by the gonads, considering the development stages according to Christo and Absher (2006):
The digestive gland was destructed while daughter sporocycts which contain many developing cercariae were noticed.