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Study of morpho-histology of the ovary and oviduct of the earthworm Ocnerodrilus occidentalis

A.K.Choudharya*, Kamlesh Pandeyb, M.P.Sinhab & M.Prasadb
a*Deptt. of Zoology, Ranchi College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
bDeptt. of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
Received , 5th January, 2013 ;Revised: 10th February, 2013

Abstract :Earthworm play an important role in the decomposition of materials and vermicomposting. Ocnerodrilus occidentalis the common Indian earthworm of Indian agro-systgem contributing conversion and elaboration of primary production into subsequent flow and partitioning of fixed carbon between and within trophic levels of consumers of occupying key position in decomposer of subsystem. The morphology, morpho histology, growth, regeneration and reproductive morphology and histology were investigated.

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