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Title: Scanning electron microscopy of the wild boar and pig lingual papillae
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::63 - Agricultura. Silvicultura. Zootecnia. Caza. Pesca::636 - Veterinaria. Explotación y cría de animales. Cría del ganado y de animales domésticos
Keywords: Tongue papillae
Taste pores
Abstract: Lingual papillae of wild boar and pig were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Vallate papillae appear with the typical circumvallate morphology. Their papillary bodies show conical or fungiform-like and spicule-like pseudopapillae in both animals. Taste pores were seen in the papillary grooves. Microplicae or pits are visible at high magnification. In pig and wild boar similar foliate papillae were observed. Pig has less but wider leaves than wild boar. Taste pores on papillary walls were viewed. At high magnification microplicae were seen. Morphologically, fungiform papillae correspond with their denomination. Taste pores open onto the upper surface and they are easily identifiable by SEM. The rostral and lateral regions contain the major number of fungiform papillae. The lateral papillae of wild boar and pig show a high number of pores per papilla. These regions must be considered important in taste sensitivity. Lateral papillae in both animals could provide a source of taste buds for study. In both animals the fungiform papillary epithelium showed a pitted appearance as a consequence of keratinization by food environmental stress. The filiform papillae can be both simple and compound (with body and hairs). Large conical papillae are located caudally and curved in the same direction. Filiform and conical papillae have a function in food mastication, handling and deglutition.
Primary author: Chamorro, C.A.
Fernández, J.G.
Paz, P. de
Pelaez, B.
Anel, L.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/18532
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 11
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 9, nº 4 (1994)

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