Mucin Secretion in the Ewe's Oviduct


As part of a study on the reproductive organs of the female sheep, histological and histochemical investigations were undertaken on the oviducts of thirty ewes to determine whether the epithelial cells exhibited secretory activity and, if so, to establish the nature of the secretion.


  1. 1

    Hotchkiss, R. D., Arch. Biochem., 16, 131 (1948). McManus, J. F. A., Stain Tech., 23, 99 (1948).

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  2. 2

    Leblond, C. P., Amer. J. Anat., 86, 1 (1940).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3

    Moog, F., and Wenger, E. L., Amer. J. Anat., 90, 339 (1952).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information



Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

HADEK, R. Mucin Secretion in the Ewe's Oviduct. Nature 171, 750 (1953).

Download citation

Further reading


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.