Histological and histochemical studies of the pineal body in the buffalo bubalus bubalis/

Prasad, G.; Singh, L.P.

Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 47(12): 799-803


ISSN/ISBN: 0367-8318
Accession: 005579322

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Histological and certain histochemical studies on the pineal body (corpus pineale) of 10 adult female buffaloes were made. The gland was characterized by the presence of a pineal recess, a thin connective tissue capsule, parenchyma and corpora arenacea. The parenchyma was composed of pinealocytes and interstitial cells. Distinct corpora arenacea containing Ca deposits were seen in the pineal sections. Abundance of connective tissue fibers in the central portion with peripheral location of the pinealocytes and interstitial cells were the characteristic features. The pineal body was highly vascular and a few nerve fibers were discernible.