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Details for milk gland
milk gland
BTO (BRENDA Tissue Ontology) ID
BTO:0005704
BTO:0005704 is linked to 1 enzymes:
Definition
Larval nutrition is provided via a modified accessory gland, a milk gland, that empties into the uterus. The milk gland is connected to the dorsal side of the uterus and expands throughout the abdominal cavity of the fly as bifurcating tubules intertwining with fat body tissue. The lumen of the milk gland is surrounded by secretory and epithelial cells
Synonyms
1. insect milk gland
References
1. PMID 18647605
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