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    • Keywords


      Indian field mouse; Mus booduga booduga ; specialised integumentary glands; eyelid (tarsal); oral angle; perineal (circumanal); holocrine sebaceous; behavioural relevance

    • Abstract


      Histomorphological investigations on the specialised integumentary glands of Indian field mouse,Mus booduga booduga have revealed the existence of hypertrophied integumentary glands in the eyelids (tarsal), oral angle and at the perineal (circumanal) regions. The histophysiological characteristics of these specialised integumentary glands and their probable behavioural significance are discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      Latha K Pillai1 S Santhi1 K M Alexander1

      1. Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695 581, India
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