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Comparative study of pineal gland in Gambusia affinis and cyprinnus carpio.

Snehlataa* & A.Alima
a*Dept. of Zoology, Cooperative College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Received 18th December, 2013; Revised 30th January, 2013

Abstract : Pineal gland of a larvivorous and a herbivorous fish have been studied. The morphological, histological and histochemical features reveal that in both the uses pineal consist of end vesicle & pineal stalk. The end vesicle is present just below the cranium which is filled with lumen, which is connected to the third ventricle of brain through pineal stalk. The secretory material within the lumen give positive result of period acid SChiff, that conform the presence of glycogen in lumenal border cells.

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