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.

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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Mating inhibition in tephritids is achieved through sperm and products of the accessory glands transferred to the female during mating (Jang 1995; Mossinson & Yuval 2003; Radhakrishnan & Taylor 2007; Abraham et al.
Condorelli et al., "Ultrasonographic evaluation of patients with male accessory gland infection," Andrologia, vol.
On the other hand, this development differs from that of Photinus ignitus (Fall) (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) females that store substances produced by accessory glands of the reproductive tract of males and digests them into amino acids for oocytes up to two days after mating (ROONEY; LEWIS, 1999), which demonstrates the importance of mating for the oogenesis of this insect.
A deviation from the normal ultrastructural morphology was evident in the male accessory gland of adult flies cultured on food mixed with the 10.0 [micro]L/mL concentration of effluent.
From equations (1) and (2), we see that the magnitude of the difference in fitness costs between egg production and mating or accessory gland fluid will be influenced by demographic conditions, since fitness depends on the population growth rate, [Mathematical Expression Omitted].
It was shown that the Mgfp-1 transcripts accumulate in cells around the ventral groove of the foot corresponding to the accessory gland, and that the transcript were barely detectable in the phenol gland [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].
Recently evolved genes identified from Drosophila yakuba and Drosophila erecta accessory gland expressed sequence tags.
2e) with prominent proximal flange, bulb somewhat spherical, pump region large, tube-like, spermathecal duct relatively longer and highly convoluted, accessory gland twisted, tube-like.
Each of these experimental protocols likely varies the amount of male accessory gland secretions that presumptively stimulate female egg production and oviposition in addition to the presumptively nutritive secretions.
I a on the basis of apex of pygophore rounded, spermatheca with no separate accessory gland, having proximal portion comparatively short and wide probably incorporating glandular cells.