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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The concentrations of DST were above the regulatory limit in the digestive gland of Crenomytilus grayanus in June, August to October 2009, June 2011, February, and May to June 2012 the concentration of DST.
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.
Further, to obtain the adult stages required for species identification of larval parasites from the gonad and digestive gland, we attempted to infect American plaice, Hippoglossoides platessoides, which is a host for several trematodes (Bray and Gibson, 1991).
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).
Digestive gland length contributed most to shape variation on PC3, due largely to data from a single senescent female.
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.
Effect of lasting on digestive gland lipase transcripts expression in Penaeus vannamei.
Jonnalagadda have been reported histopathological alterations such as degeneration and the gathering of amebocytes in areas between the tubules in the digestive gland of snail Bellamya dissimilis exposed to endosulfan [62].
Oesophageal insertion and intestinal origin united in anterior, left side of stomach, additionally having 3 narrow ducts to digestive gland in the sa me region (Fig.
Alterations in the digestive gland and shell of the snail Helix aspersa Muller (gastropoda, pulmonata) after prolonged starvation Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology, 115(1): 11-17.
In contrast, a second family of enzymes was highly expressed in the digestive gland of Cyphoma, regardless of the gorgonian diet.