The duct system of the avian salt gland as a transporting epithelium: structure and morphometry in the duck Anas platyrhynchos

@article{Marshall1987TheDS,
  title={The duct system of the avian salt gland as a transporting epithelium: structure and morphometry in the duck Anas platyrhynchos},
  author={Dr. A. T. Marshall and Peter J. H. King and Robin J Condron and James G. Phillips},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={1987},
  volume={249},
  pages={179-188}
}
The duct system of the nasal salt gland of the duck comprises central canals, secondary ducts and main ducts. The secondary and main ducts consist of a layer of columnar cells overlying a layer of small cuboidal cells. The columnar cells have complex intercellular spaces showing evidence of Na+ K+ -ATPase at the apical regions. Approximately 70% of surface area of the duct system is external to the gland. During adaptation to salt water the duct system increases in size as does the gland… CONTINUE READING
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The columnar cells have complex intercellular spaces showing evidence of Na+ K+ -ATPase at the apical regions .
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The columnar cells have complex intercellular spaces showing evidence of Na+ K+ -ATPase at the apical regions .
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