Differential labelling of primary olfactory system subcomponents by SBA (lectin) and NADPH-d histochemistry in the frog Pipa

  • Meyer D
  • Fackler I
  • Jadhao A
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Abstract

SBA and NADPH-d histochemistries allow identification of functionally distinct components of the amphibian primary olfactory system. In Pipa, a secondarily aquatic frog, combination of both methodologies, using alternate sets of histological sections, reveals that, apart from Jacobson's organ, this species has a 'water-nose' and an 'air-nose'. The epithelia occupy separate chambers of the olfactory organ and give rise to olfactory nerve fiber bundles that are identified by the dual staining procedure.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Accessory olfactory system
  • Amphibians
  • Lectin
  • NADPH- diaphorase
  • Olfactory system
  • Pipa
  • Soybean agglutinin

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Authors

  • biagio d'anielloUniversita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

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  • Dietrich L. Meyer

  • I. Ricarda Fackler

  • Arun G. Jadhao

  • Earl Kicliter

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