F.,J.: Morphological study of the lingual papillae of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) by scanning electron microscopy
- J. Pastor, M. Barbosa, De Paz
- J Anat
Design: Eighteen Armant dogs were used, divided according to age, into three groups six dogs each. Group I (6 months old) considered as young age, Group II (57 years) considered as adult, and Group III (aged 10-12 years) considered as old aged group. We used both light and scanning electron microscopy to clarify the histological and ultrastructural changes that occur in the tongue papillae in the three age groups Circumvallate and fungiform papillae were examined; the taste buds in each type of papillae were counted.