Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 88 Issue 3 June 1979 pp 171-178
A detailed study on aspects of feeding behaviour of the Indian musk shrew,
Volume 88 Issue 3 June 1979 pp 179-185
Studies on food deficit drives of the Indian musk shrew,
Volume 89 Issue 5 September 1980 pp 467-483
Effect of castration and oral administration of sex hormones on the specialised apocrine sudoriferous glands of the perineal region and the holocrine sebaceous glands of the flank and oral lip regions of the male musk shrew,
Volume 93 Issue 1 January 1984 pp 71-76
The olfactory communication signals in eleven individuals of sambar deer were studied. They marked the objects in the enclosure with the secretions of diverse specialized integumentary glands. The tendency to sniff the marked sites was more consistent among females than in males. Both sexes of this species of deer depend considerably on olfactory cues during various social interactions.
Volume 93 Issue 7 December 1984 pp 655-662
The fine structure of the sebaceous gland acini which form the bulk of the flank gland in the Indian musk shrew was studied. The secretion of the gland appeared to be mainly lipoid in nature, seen as numerous intracellular lipid droplets showing varying degrees of osmophilia from light to intense dark. The mitochondria contained one to several electron dense inclusions which were discharged from disrupted mitochondria and were seen floating in the cytoplasm and also in the ducts of the gland complex. It is suggested that these inclusions which presumably contain high concentrations of waxes synthesized within the mitochondria, form the major components of the holocrine secretion discharged from the flank gland of the shrew.
Volume 95 Issue 6 December 1986 pp 667-675
The ultrastructure of the flank gland tissue of both sexes of the Indian musk shrew,
Volume 96 Issue 1 January 1987 pp 33-40
Light and electron microscopic investigations have been made on the lipid droplets of the sebaceous flank gland alveoli of the Indian musk shrew,