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Experientia

, Volume 46, Issue 10, pp 1005–1007 | Cite as

Functions of the testicular gland of blenniid fish: Structural and histochemical investigations

  • F. Lahnsteiner
  • R. A. Patzner
Research Articles

Summary

We investigated the functions of the testicular glands of blenniid fishes by fine-structural and histochemical methods. These glands function in the differentiation and nutrition of germ cells, in the secretion of sialomucins, in phagocytosis of germ cells, and in lipid storage.

Key words

Testicular gland ultrastructure histochemistry blenniid fish function 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Lahnsteiner
    • 1
  • R. A. Patzner
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological InstituteUniversity of SalzburgSalzburg(Austria)

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