yolk gland


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yolk gland

the gland that produces yolk which is associated with the reproductive system in most animals and provides nutrition for the developing embryo in the egg.
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Such worms gradually develop a pair of ovaries, testes, copulatory apparatus, yolk glands, and a genital pore.
We show evidence that E2 and BPA are actually involved in the development of yolk glands.
After ablation, the yolk glands of worms treated with E2 or BPS showed a clear difference from those of the controls, but no difference was seen in the other sexual organs.
E2 or BPA clearly inhibited the formation of yolk glands.