salt gland


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salt gland

n.
Any of various glands in a plant or animal that excretes a concentrated salt solution.

salt gland

a lead hydathode (see GUTTATION) that secretes a saline solution.
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K+ accumulation in the cytoplasm and nucleus of the salt gland cells of Limonium bicolor accompanies increased rates of salt secretion under NaCl treatment using NanoSIMS.
Salt gland basic structure is similar in all genera (Kobayashi, 2008).
The excreting of salts by salt glands increases the ground salinity as a result of shedding of leaves and falling of excreted salt.
Its close relative, Limonium gmelinii (Wildl.) Kuntze, grows in salt meadows and has abundant salt glands on the adaxial and abaxial sides of the leaf [5].
- Production and percent survival of Canada goose goslings at Fish Springs NWR, 19891995 Number nesting Goslings Goslings Percent Year pairs hatched fledged survival 1989 18 63 22 34.9 1990 19 65 33 50.7 1991 18 67 18 26.8 1992 22 95 31 32.6 1993 21 99 34 34.3 1994 No data 69 No data No data 1995 No data No data 17 No data Average 20 75 26 34.2 Adult geese and ducks are able to drink saline water because they possess nasal salt glands that excrete excess salt from the bloodstream.
The birds' secret turned out to be a set of salt glands in their heads, a bit like tear ducts that release hyper-salty tears, but through the nostrils.
Initial signs in a 1.3-year-old, male penguin consisted of a slight swelling of the right salt gland, along with serous ocular discharge from the ipsilateral eye and moderate physical weakness.
The parietal and postorbital fragments were deeply depressed, compressing the right salt gland and possibly increasing the thickness of its secretion.
Leaf salt gland [Cl.sup.-] and [Na.sup.+] secretion rates were significantly correlated with salt tolerance parameters LF and RL, and with leaf [Cl.sup.-] and [Na.sup.+] contents (Table 2), indicating that salt gland secretion efficiency is important in the process of salt ion regulation and resultant salinity tolerance in the Chloridoideae.
In birds, P aeruginosa has been isolated in cases of conjunctivitis, (14) upper respiratory tract infections in poultry, (6) corneal ulcers in cranes, (15) salt gland infection in ducks, (16) enteritis, septicemia, (6) and otitis media in African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus).
Objectives of this research were to (i) determine the differences in relative salinity tolerance among and within five zoysiagrass species, represented by 57 genotypes, (ii) determine if salt secretion via leaf salt glands is an important salinity tolerance mechanism within the Zoysia genus, and (iii) determine if salinity tolerance is associated with salt gland secretion efficiency.
In contrast the capitate glandular trichomes secrete compounds apparently through pores in the cuticle of the head cell(s) (Siebert 2004) which is also observed in the salt secreting process of salt glands (Oi et al.