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    • Keywords


      Heterometrus fulvipes ; midgut gland; hypoxia; tissue metabolism; gluconeogenesis

    • Abstract


      The function of the midgut gland of the scorpionHeterometrus fulvipes has been investigated in relation to hypoxia. Regional differences in the midgut gland became apparent, one part being more active metabolically than the other. It is concluded that the midgut gland might be serving as the liver, as gluconeogenesis is predominant.

    • Author Affiliations


      G Ramesh Babu1 G N Jyothirmayi1 P Venkateswara Rao1

      1. Department of Zoology, Division of Pathobiology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517 502, India
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