Studi Morfologi Usus Musang Luak (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus).
Adnyane, I Ketut Mudite
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The study was aimed to explore the intestinal morphology of Asian palm civet. It included histochemical study on the distribution of acid and neutral carbohydrates component along the intestine of Asian palm civet. This study used three preserved intestinal organs of Asian palm civet. The sample was studied using macroscopic and microscopic approach of observations. The macroscopic observations were done by focusing on morphometric of the intestine. The microscopic observations were done by preparing histological slides and staining with hematoxylin eosin (HE), alcian blue (AB) pH 2.5, and periodic acid Schiff (PAS). The results showed that Asian palm civet’s caecum was curved like a comma and the colon was short without segment. The average length of the intestine were 140.06±13.09 centimeters. The lenght ratio of intestine to body were 1:3 that was noted as in between insectivores and carnivores. Asian palm civet intestinal’s wall was composed of inner mucosa, submucosa, tunica muscularis, and outer serosa with varying in thickness. There were submucosal lymphatic tissue in ileum that formed Peyer’s patches and solitary lymphatic nodules in caecum. The distribution of acid and neutral carbohydrates were found in the intestinal mucosal in goblet cells and glandular epithelial of crypt Lieberkuhn. The Brunner’s glands only were gave positive reaction to PAS staining. The morphology of the intestine of the Asian palm civet more closely to those on carnivores than those which found in omnivores.