Asked in PigsLiver
How many lobes does a pig's liver have?
Asked in Fish
How many lobes are there in the liver of a dogfish?
Asked in Pigs
What is the function of the lobes in a fetal pig's liver?
Asked in Pigs
What are the lobes in the left side of a pigs lung?
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Frogs
How many lobes does a frog liver have?
Asked in Cats (Felines)
Compare the structure of the human liver with those of a cat?
Asked in Veterinary Medicine
What is the advantage in having this number of lobes compared to organisms with fewer number of lobes?
There are multiple "lobes" you could be referring to - lobes of the brain, lung lobes or liver lobes come to mind. In the brain, the advantage of having more lobes is the increased mental processing capacity, often referred to as "intelligence". In the lung and liver, the advantage for more lobes is the ability to segregate infection and protect the rest of the organ from disease.
Asked in Zoologists
What are the names of the five lobes of the pig liver?
Asked in Liver
Is a liver lobe the same as a liver lobule?
No, liver lobes and lobules are different. Liver lobes are the grossly (non-microscopically) visible portions of the liver. Most animals have 6 lobes; right lateral, right medial, quadrate, caudate, left medial and left lateral. In some animals these lobes are fused (so it is hard to tell which lobe is which). Lobules are the microscopic units of the liver. The classical lobule is a hexagonal shape with a central vein at the centre and portal triads (portal vein, hepatic artery and bile duct) at some (or all) of the corners. Please see the related links for diagrams of the liver lobes and lobules.