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Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)

Gross morphology of tongue of the mute swan (Cygnus olor)

Author(s):
P Sridevi, AR Sreeranjini, A Karthikeyan, KM Lucy, KS Saranya and JG Ajith
Abstract:
The study was conducted on the tongue of the mute swan (Cygnus olor). The tongue and oropharynx involved in the food intake and ingestion as prehensile organ, studying of the gross morphological characters may be help full to identify during forensic cases and other pathological conditions in mute swan. The mute swan tongue composed of apex, body width lingual prominence and the root. The tongue attached bottom part of the bill by the frenulum. The tongue of the swan was long and oval shaped characterized by a prominent longitudinal median ridge called as a median sulcus, it is extended up to lingual prominence. On either side of the groove anterior part of the papilla facing caudal laterally and posterior papillae facing lateral.
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How to cite this article:
P Sridevi, AR Sreeranjini, A Karthikeyan, KM Lucy, KS Saranya, JG Ajith. Gross morphology of tongue of the mute swan (Cygnus olor). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):559-560.

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