accessory gland


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ac·ces·so·ry gland

a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger gland, to which it is similar in structure and probably in function.

accessory gland

glandular tissue that contributes in a secondary way to the function of a similar gland, which may be nearby or some distance away.

ac·ces·so·ry gland

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē gland)
A small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger gland, to which it is similar in structure and probably in function.

ac·ces·so·ry gland

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē gland)
Small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger gland, to which it is similar in structure and probably in function.
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Injections of male accessory gland or whole reproductive tract extracts did not increase oviposition in lab colony, virgin females above that of unmated flies (Table 1).
suspensa females were not mediated by transfer of male accessory gland factors to the female.
striata males provide both orally derived fluid (trophallaxis) and accessory gland secretions to females during courtship, additional studies would be needed to establish the origin of the longevity substance.
A male accessory gland peptide that regulates reproductive behavior of female D.
Tokens of love: functions and regulation of Drosophila male accessory gland products, Insect Biochem Mol Biol 27:179-192.
0 [micro]L/mL concentration, a moderate blue staining was evident in the accessory glands of male flies (Figure 7B).
The ultrastructural morphology of the accessory glands in the control group (Figure 8A) was comparable with previous observations (Bairati 1968).
Interestingly, trypan blue stained positively in the male accessory glands of adult flies grown on food containing 10.
Genital chamber: Several glandular pouches extend from the genital chamber and constitute the accessory glands.
The function of the accessory glands is speculative.