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Morphology of the male agouti accessory genital glands (Dasyprocta prymnolopha Wagler, 1831) Morfologia das glândulas genitais acessórias em cutias (Dasyprocta prymnolopha Wagler, 1831)

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Author(s): Danilo J. Ayres de Menezes | Antonio C. Assis Neto | Moacir F. Oliveira | E.C. Farias

Journal: Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira
ISSN 0100-736X

Volume: 30;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 793;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Glândulas vesiculares | glândulas coaguladoras | próstata | glândulas bulbouretrais | Vesicular glands | coagulating glands | prostate gland | bulbourethral glands

ABSTRACT
The morphology of the accessory genital glands of the male agouti was studied in twenty-three animals that were raised in captivity. Twenty animals had their genital glands dissected in situ for macroscopic description. The samples of each gland were recovered, embedded in paraffin, sliced and stained by Hematoxylin-Eosin technique. It was founded four pairs of glands: the vesicular glands, the coagulating glands, the prostate and the bulbourethral glands. Histological characteristics of the vesicular, coagulating and prostate glands showed similar morphology, within the pseudostratified columnar epithelium. The tubulo-alveolar type of the bulbourethral glands showed a lack of connective tissue among the tubules, a small amount of red stained presented it the cytoplasm, and the presence of vacuoles in the tissue. This study concluded that the agouti showed to have similar morphological aspect described in the others species of rodents.A morfologia das glândulas genitais acessórias de cutias foram estudados em 23 animais criados em cativeiros. Vinte animais tiveram suas glândulas genitais dissecadas in situ para as descrições macroscópicas. Para o estudo microscópico foram utilizados três animais. Os fragmentos de cada glândula foram embebidos em parafina, seccionados e corados em hematoxilina e eosina. Foram encontrados quatro pares de glândulas: vesiculares, coaguladoras, próstata e bulbouretrais. As características histológicas da glândula vesicular, coaguladora e próstata mostraram morfologia similar, com epitélio colunar pseudoestratificado. O tipo tuboalveolar da glândula bulbouretral mostrou uma deficiência de tecido conjuntivo, citoplasma pouco corado e presença de vacúolos. Este estudo concluiu que a cutia apresenta as mesmas características morfológicas das glândulas genitais acessórias encontradas em roedores.

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