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Histological Study of European Starling Uropygial Gland (Sturnus vulgaris)

Alaa H. Sadoon
Department of Anatomy, College of Veterinary Medicine, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq
Abstract :

Thirty healthy starling obtained to describe the histological structures of uropygial glands. The gland lies on base of tail over the pyostyle muscle and surrounded by a thin capsule consist of dense connective tissue and devoid by smooth muscle. The glands parenchyma composed of a large number of secretary tubules that filled with fat droplets, the tubules radiate out from the center and end blindly at the capsule of the glands.

Keywords :
European starling, uropygial glands, secretary layer

Date Deposited : 20 Feb 2015 14:25

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Volume 10, Number 8, - 2011 , ISSN 1682-8356

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