International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2020)
Ultrastructural studies on the infundibulum of Oviduct in emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Author(s): Raghu Naik K, Santhi lakshmi M, Pramod Kumar D and K.B.P Raghavender
Abstract: The Ultrastructure of infundibulum was studied in eight adult apparently healthy emu birds. The mucosal surface contained spirally oriented unbranched longitudinal ridges in the funnel part of infundibulum with shallow furrows. The epithelial cells contained cylindrical cilia of uniform length and microvilli, in which clumps of cilia were observed. Four types of cells were observed in the lining epithelium, Viz., ciliated, non-ciliated, basal and mucous secretary cells (Goblet cells). The goblet cell was distended with secretion and contained elongated mitochondria throughout the cytoplasm. The roots of cilia were found to be concentrated with prominent mitochondria. The columnar ciliated cells showed little evidence of secretary activity by membrane bound electron dense secretary granules.
How to cite this article:
Raghu Naik K, Santhi lakshmi M, Pramod Kumar D and K.B.P Raghavender. Ultrastructural studies on the infundibulum of Oviduct in emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) . International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry. 2020; 5(2): 19-21.