uropygial glands

uropygial glands

bilobed oil glands on either side of the pygostyle of many birds which aid in waterproofing feathers. Some species, e.g pigeons and parrots, lack them.
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6,7) There is also one report of cutaneous pox involving feather follicles around the uropygial glands in mynah birds (.
The scientists used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to isolate 19 volatile compounds from the preen oils which are secreted from the birds' uropygial glands near the base of the tail.
Estradiol induces proliferation of peroxisomelike microbodies and the production of 3-hydroxy fatty acids diesters, the female pheromones, in the uropygial glands of male and female mallards.
Organochlorine pesticide residues in uropygial glands and adipose tissue of wild birds.
Age dependent structural changes in the diol esters of uropygial glands of chicken.
Diesters of 3-hydroxi fatty acids produced by the uropygial glands of female mallards uniquely during the mating season.
There has been research into the uropygial gland since the middle of the thirteenth century and ever since then, researchers have gathered information on its anatomy, histology, secretion chemistry, function, etc.
The uropygial gland in birds is one of the integumentary glands that exist in birds.
There is a striking morphological diversity of the uropygial gland in regard to size, shape and the presence or absence of the tuft of feathers (Jacob and Ziswiler, 1982; Johnston, 1988; Montalti and Salibian, 2000).
Galvan and Sanz (2006) have provided evidence of the possible relationship between the number of feather mites and the uropygial gland size in a breeding population of great tits Parus major.
The surgical removal of the uropygial gland in Columba livia did not affect the behavior, survival, and body weight gain and feeding rates, over a two-month period (Montalti et al.
These results suggest that the uropygial gland may not relate, at least physiologically, to the homeostasis of lipids or to the regulation of calcium metabolism.