Morphogenesis of a Tunica Mucosa of Oviduct of the Hens
R. YU. Khokhlov & S. I. Kuznetcov
Penza State Agricultural Academy, Russian Federation.
An Open Access article from Int J. MorphoL, 25(2):329-333, 2007.
SUMMARY: The authors have used
non-laying and laying hens (Lohmann Brown), in order to study
morphological aspects development of tunica mucosa of the oviduct. The
results showed that the oviduct of the hen is well-developed at the
left side, atrophied at the right side and consists of five different
regions: infundibulum, magnum, isthmus, shell-gland and excretory
section (vagina). During 1-120 days in oviduct is the most advanced
caudal part, where height and width folds of a tunica mucosa is more
than in cranial part, that probably, is caused with the future function
of these departments. In the period oviposition (150-540 days), the
tunica mucosa is most advanced in such departments, as: magnum,
KEY WORDS: Oviduct; Anatomy; Histology; Morphology.