A study on 'Vermiform Appendix'--a caecal appendage in common laboratory mammals.


The vermiform appendix, a small structure without any known function in human being has been regarded as a vestigial remnant of a more developed distal caecum in man's herbivorous ancestors. A detailed study of the morphological and histological changes in the appendix and the caecum of different mammals with varying dietary habits revealed a distinctly… (More)