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Title: Scanning electron microscopy of the orbital harderian gland in the male atlantic bottlenose dolphin (tursiops truncatus)
Author: Ortiz, G.G.
Feria-Velasco, A.
Pacheco-Moises, F.P.
Rodriguez-Reinoso, S.
Cruz-Ramos, J.A.
Rosales-Corral, S.A.
Reiter, R.J.
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: The ultrastructure of the Harderian gland of Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). We found the following surface features: the typical round appearance of the ascinar glandular unit with a finely granular surface, a thin cortex and immediately below two types of cells: type I cells (characterized by small lipid vacuoles) and type II cells (characterized by large lipid vacuoles). It has been suggested that different cells forms represent a single cell type in varying activity states. Additionally, a coalescent tubular complex, a small balloon-like structures and large globular structures were observed. These structures may be reservoirs of secretion products. � 2009 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
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