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A histological and histochemical study of the pineal gland of neonatal, juvenile and adult gerbils is described. Calcified inclusions appear within pinealocytes in the superficial pineal about the third week of age, and the incidence of inclusions increased with age until, by the eleventh week, they are found in all animals. The inclusions contain an(More)
The pineal gland of the Mongolian gerbil consists of a superficial gland, stalk and deep pineal. The deep pineal differentiates postnatally. Histochemical studies of the superficial pineal gland indicate that it may be involved in the secretion of protein. Presumptive secretory material visualized by aldehyde fuchsin (AF) and chrome hematoxylin was observed(More)
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