Development of harderian gland during metamorphosis in anurans
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1982 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 202, Issue 3, pages 371–378, March 1982
How to Cite
Shirama, K., Kikuyama, S., Takeo, Y., Shimizu, K. and Maekawa, K. (1982), Development of harderian gland during metamorphosis in anurans. Anat. Rec., 202: 371–378. doi: 10.1002/ar.1092020309
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 SEP 1981
- Manuscript Received: 23 FEB 1981
Development of Harderian gland of larvae of Rana japonica, Bufo bufo japonicus, and Xenopus laevis was studied. In the adult animals, welldeveloped Harderian glands were invariably present in the orbit. In Rana and Bufo, the gland first appeared at late prometamorphic stage and in Xenopus it appeared around climax stage.
In thyroidectomized tadpoles of Bufo and Rana, the Harderian gland was induced by thyrozine. In hypophysectomized tadpoles of Bufo the gland developed when they were treated with thyrozine or TSH.