Ultrastructural Study on the Salivary Gland of a Korean Freshwater Pulmonate, Radix auricularia coreana

  • Jeong, Kye-Heon (Division of Life Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • An, Yong-Hwan (Research Institute for basic Science, SoonchunHyang University)
  • Published : 1999.12.01


A histochemical and ultrastructural study on the salivary gland of a freshwater snail Radix auricularia coreana was conducted .The epithelial cells of the salivary gland are composed of 9 types of cells. Two types out of them work as frame cells supporting the epithelium and the secretory cells embedded within the epithelium Seven types of secretory cells are classifiable depend on their histochemical reactions and ultrastructures. The materials secreted by the secretory cells are neutral mucopolysaccharide, acid mucopolysaccharide, and glycogen.