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Salivary glands

salivary glands

The salivary glands include the parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands. They produce enzymes that aid in the breakdown of starches.


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MOSQUITO AND AIDS

... complex cycle inside the mosquito, eventually congregating in the salivary glands, from which they may infect avian, primate, rodent, or reptilian hosts, depending on ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:15 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOSQUITO AND AIDS
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Re: Help! I am in a digestive crisis!

Carbohydrate Enzymes Salivary Amylase (ptyalin) - made in the salivary glands, functions in mouth to hydrolyze (break down) starch to maltose (disaccharide) Pancreatic Amylase - ...

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by SOS
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:21 pm
 
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Topic: Help! I am in a digestive crisis!
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Re: MOSQUITO AND AIDS

... have to be able to get out of the mosquito's gut and into its salivary glands - they "spit" an anticoagulant saliva through their mouthparts when they start ...

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by Darby
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:43 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOSQUITO AND AIDS
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Re: MOSQUITO AND AIDS

... the infected Anopheles mosquitoes carry Plasmodium sporozoites in their salivary glands. A mosquito becomes infected when it takes a blood meal from an infected human. Once ...

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by MichaelXY
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:10 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOSQUITO AND AIDS
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Proving Darwin's theory

... short generation time and the existence of polytene chromosomes in its salivary glands are the two most important. Those chromosomes are giant: formed from more than 2000 ...

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by MrMistery
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Proving Darwin's theory
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