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|Title:||Gross and microscopic observations on the lingual structure of the Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei - gervais and d'orbigny, 1844)|
|Authors:||Guimarães, Juliana Plácido|
Mari, Renata de Britto
Weber Rosas, Fernando Cesar
Watanabe, Ii Sei
|metadata.dc.publisher.journal:||Microscopy Research and Technique|
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Volume 75, Número 6, Pags. 737-742|
|Abstract:||In most anatomical studies developed with mammals, the tongue is described as highly differentiated among different species. However, studies on the tongue of aquatic mammals are still limited as compared to those on terrestrial mammals. The aim of this study was to describe the tongue morphology of the Franciscana dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) using macroscopic observations, light, and scanning electron microscopy. Microscopically, the dorsal surface was covered by a keratinized stratified epithelium. Salivary gland acini were found on the middle and caudal third of the tongue. The dorsal surface was totally covered by filiform papillae with a connective tissue core and a connective tissue structure round in shape in the middle and caudal regions. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.|
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