Histological description of the seminiferous epithelium cycle in the common shrew (Sorex araneus l.)

Silvia Garagna, Maurizio Zuccotti, Jeremy Searle, Carlo Alberto Redi

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Abstract

The seminiferous epithelium cycle of the common shrew Sorex araneus L. is described. On the basis of acrosome formation and spermatid differentiation, the male germ cell cytodifferentiative process was divided into ten stages characterized by typical cell associations. The common shrew has an interesting and variable karyotype, and detailed knowledge of the seminiferous epithelium cycle is required to compare the spermatogenic process in karyotypic homo- and heterozygotes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalBolletino di zoologia
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989

Keywords

  • Common shrew
  • Robertsonian rearrangements
  • Seminiferous epithelium cycle
  • Spermatogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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