optic gland

optic gland

[′äp·tik ‚gland]
(invertebrate zoology)
Either of a pair of endocrine glands in the octopus and squid which are found near the brain and produce a substance which causes gonadal maturation.
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Optic gland implants and their effects on the gonads of octopus.
The maturation process in many cephalopods results from the increased secretion of a gonadotropin by the optic glands (Wells & Wells 1959, Wells & Wells 1972, Wells & Wells 1975) and is associated with a reduction in somatic growth.
Optic glands and the state of the testis in octopus.
On the ultrastructure of the optic gland in Octopus.
Optic gland enlargement and female gonad maturation in a population of the octopus Eledone cirrhosa: a multivariate analysis.
Antigen-induced secretion in the optic gland of Octopus vulgaris.
On the turnover of exogenous ferritin in the cephalopod optic gland.
Gonadotropic mitogenic activity of the optic gland of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis, during sexual maturation.
Partial characterization of a gonadotropic, mitogenic factor from the optic gland and hemolymph of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis.
Evidence for peptidergic innervation of the endocrine optic gland in Sepia by neurons showing FMRF amide like immunoreactivity.
Yolk protein synthesis in the ovary of Octopus vulgaris and its control by the optic gland gonadotropin.
It's the endocrine secretions of her two optic glands that eventually lead to her death.