Organ of Bojanus
The organs of Bojanus or Bojanus organs are excretory glands that serve the function of kidneys in some of the Mollusca. In other words, these are metanephridia that are found in some mollusks, for example in the bivalves. Some other molluscs have another type of organ for excretion called Keber's organ.
The Bojanus organ is named after Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, who first described it.
- Encyclopædia Britannica
- Hartog, Marcus M., Additional Note on the Organ of Bojanus J Anat Physiol. 1879 July; 13(Pt 4): 578.
- Hopkins, A. E., Accessory Hearts In The Oyster, Ostrea gigas, Biological Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Dec., 1934), pp. 346–355. doi:10.2307/137517. p. 347 has an illustration.
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