Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)
Microanatomical studies on the uterus (shell gland) of Emu bird (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
M Santhi Lakshmi, K Raghu Naik and D Pramod Kumar
The mucosal folds of uterus were the longest folds among all the regions in the oviduct and they were found to be long, narrow, leaf like and branched into primary and secondary folds. The surface epithelium was pseudo stratified columnar ciliated epithelium. The lamina propria was packed densely with tubular glands. The submucosa was highly vascular, rich in collagen and elastic fibres and carried branched tubular glands. The submucosa was extended upward into the central core of primary folds. The tunica muscularis was highly vascular and contained inner circular and outer longitudinal layers of smooth muscle fibres and a distinct stratum vasculare in between the layers.
How to cite this article:
M Santhi Lakshmi, K Raghu Naik, D Pramod Kumar. Microanatomical studies on the uterus (shell gland) of Emu bird (Dromaius novaehollandiae). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):372-374.