“Histomorphology and histochemistry of the digestive tract in meagre (Argyrosomus regius)”.

  1. M. Oliva 1
  2. M.C. Rendon 1
  3. M.L .Gonzalez de Canales 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Cádiz

    Universidad de Cádiz

    Cádiz, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04mxxkb11

Biochemistry: An Indian Journal

ISSN: 0974-7427

Ano de publicación: 2011

Volume: 5

Páxinas: 10-17

Tipo: Artigo

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This work presents a histomorphological and histochemical study of the digestive tract of meagre, Argyrosomus regius, a commercially-important species of Spanish indigenous fish with a great future in aquaculture. The interest of meagre culture in several countries due to the necessity ofincrease the diversification of fish species in aquaculture does very important to know the physiology of A. regius for improving culture aspects such us the feeding and the reproduction. The carbohydrates, proteins and phosphatase enzymatic activities distribution in the digestive tract of A. regius were studied in oesophagus, stomach, intestine and pyloric caeca samples providing useful information in the study of the digestive processes. Due to the histological and histochemical characteristics described in this work, we could suggest one secretor function for stomach and secretor-absorptive for the intestine and pyloric caeca.