Histochemical studies on the cervix of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) during post natal development

Uppal, V.; Roy, K.S.

Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 67(12): 1046-1047


ISSN/ISBN: 0367-8318
Accession: 008777761

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Histochemical studies were conducted on the cervix of 24 Indian buffaloes of 4 age groups of 6 animals each viz. neonatal, prepubertal, cyclic and pregnant. The study revealed that among various groups the distribution of neutral mucopolysaccharides (NMPS), acid mucopolysaccharides (AMPS), basic protein, glycogen and lipid was comparatively better localized in the cervix of neonates. This better localization may be related with their growth and physiological requirement. However, increased NMPS during pregnancy may be due to increased concentration of mucoproteins in cervical mucosa required to form the mucous plug of pregnancy.