digestive gland


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digestive gland

n.
A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the digestive tract substances necessary for digestion.

digestive gland

any one of the many structures that secrete agents involved in the breaking down of food into the constituent absorbable substances needed for metabolism. Some kinds of digestive glands are the salivary glands, gastric glands, intestinal glands, liver, and pancreas. Among important secretions produced by different digestive glands are hydrochloric acid, bile, mucus, and various enzymes.
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Tissues from gills, mantle, and digestive gland were individually homogenized in lysis buffer (5 M Urea, 2 M Thiourea, 40 mM Tris, 2% CHAPS, 1 mM PMSF) with a tissue tearor.
aspersa also showed elevated basal levels for these enzymes at least an order of magnitude above those commonly measured in the digestive gland of M.
The histopathological analysis revealed the presence of basophilic intracytoplasmic inclusions in the epithelium of the digestive gland, ciliates and coccidia in gills, trematode sporocysts in gonad, and metacercariae in foot muscle, and a turbellarian in gills (Table 2).
Of the seven enzymes found to have a positive linear response with the Amblema plicata digestive gland homogenate, reagent-grade enzymes were used to generate a standard curve of the absorbance versus enzyme concentration.
The aim of this study was to test the effect of copper supplementation in a formulated feed on the growth and nutritional composition of Octopus vulgaris, emphasizing the differences in the copper content of the tissues (muscle, digestive gland, and hemolymph) compared with that observed with a diet containing only the copper naturally present in the raw materials of which it is normally composed.
Amylase in Pecten maximus (Mollusca, Bivalves): protein and cDNA characterization: quantification of the expression in the digestive gland.
7[per thousand] (May 2009) in the digestive gland (all at site 3, Fig.
This study improves our knowledge of the digestive capacities and histological organization of the digestive gland of Nephrops norvegicus.
After 6 wk of deployment, oysters from each batch were opened, and a qualitative assessment of condition and digestive gland color was made using the scales presented in Figure 2.
Differences in the toxin profile of the toxic dinoflagellates and the tissues of the scallops confirmed biotransformation of PSP algal toxins in the scallop digestive gland, where the majority of the PSP toxins were located.
Lipophilic toxins OA and YTX were detected in the digestive gland of the abalone by LC-MS/MS, but no toxins were detected in the foot muscle.