Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 1995;35(1):11-17.
Development on the colon of fetuses and neonates in Korean native goats
Soon-hee Jung, Chong-sup Kim, Soo-dong Kwak
College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Animal Immunology Research Institute Gyeongsang National University
한국재래산양의 태아 및 신생아의 결장 발달에 관하여
정순희, 김종섭, 곽수동
경상대학교 수의과대학, 경상대학교 동물면역연구소
The development of colon in fetuses between 60, 90, 120 days of gestation and neonates of Korean native goats was investigated by light scanning electron microscopy. The results were summarized as follows : 1. The colonic wall appeared to be differentiated into the epithelium, lamina propria, submucosa, tunica muscularis and serosa in 60-day-old fetus. 2. The epithelium of the colonic villi was stratified in some areas and simple columnar in others at 60- and 90day-old fetus but was only observed simple columnar epithelium at 120-day-old fetus. 3. The goblet cells and the intestinal glands appeared in the colonic mucosa at 90 days of gestation and continued gradually to increase in number during gestation. 4. The well-developed villi of the colon appeared in columnar shape at 60 days of gestation and increased in length and width until 90 days of gestation but the villi appeared to be shorter and degenerated after 120 days of gestation. At birth only the rudiment trace of the villi remained. 5. The tunical muscularis of the colon was continuously developed during gestation period. The inner circular and outer longitudinal muscle layers were distinguishly observed in the colon of 90-day-old fetuses. 6. Scanning electron microscopically, the colonic villi developed in columnar shape or finger-like of fetuses at 60 days of gestation. The of the colonic villi became degenerated after 120 days of gestation. At birth only the rudiment trace of villi remained.
Key Words: Korean native goat, colon, development

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