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Secretion of Mucopolysaccharide in the Whelk Buccinum undatum L.

Naturevolume 214pages395396 (1967) | Download Citation

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THE hypobranchial gland of the whelk Buccinum undatum L. secretes a viscous mucin composed of a glucan sulphate (mucopolysaccharide) loosely associated with glycoprotein1. While the general morphology of the gland has been previously reported2, this communication describes an investigation of those cells associated with mucus secretion, carried out in the light of knowledge of the chemical character of the mucin.

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