The olfactory mucosa of the sheep

Kratzing J.E. (1970) The olfactory mucosa of the sheep. Australian Journal of Biological Sciences, 23 2: 447-458. doi:10.1071/BI9700447

Author Kratzing J.E.
Title The olfactory mucosa of the sheep
Journal name Australian Journal of Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9417
Publication date 1970-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BI9700447
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 447
End page 458
Total pages 12
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1309 Developmental Biology
1311 Genetics
1305 Biotechnology
1312 Molecular Biology
1310 Endocrinology
2743 Reproductive Medicine
Abstract The olfactory mucosa of the sheep was studied by light and electron microscopy. The epithelium conforms to the general vertebrate pattern and consists of olfactory receptor cells, supporting, and basal cells. The free edge of the epithelium is made up of long microvilli from the supporting cells and olfactory rods of the receptor cells, each carrying 40-50 cilia. All cell types contain large dark granules which may be the site of olfactory pigment. The basement membrane is not visible in light microscopy and is fine and discontinuous in electron microscopy. Bowman’s glands are simple, tubular, mucus-secreting glands in the lamina propria. Their cells contain basal granules resembling those in the epithelial cells. The lamina propria also contains bundles of fine, unmyelinated, olfactory nerve fibres which are the proximal continuations of the receptor cells.
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