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Title: Unusual germ cell organization in the seminiferous epithelium of a murid rodent from southern Asia, the greater bandicoot rat, Bandicota Indica
Authors: P. Worawittayawong
C. M. Leigh
G. Cozens
E. J. Peirce
B. P. Setchell
P. Sretarugsa
A. Dharmarajan
W. G. Breed
University of Adelaide
Mahidol University
University of Western Australia
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2005
Citation: International Journal of Andrology. Vol.28, No.3 (2005), 180-188
Abstract: In the greater bandicoot rat, Bandicota indica, of south-east Asia, nine cell associations were documented in the testicular seminiferous epithelium. In about 10% of the tubule cross sections two or more cell associations occurred and, furthermore, some of the generations of germ cells within the cell associations were sometimes either out of phase, or missing, in the tubule cross sections. These features, together with the fact that this species has a highly pleiomorphic sperm head shape, are somewhat reminiscent of those of the seminiferous epithelium in humans and some other primates but not of common laboratory rodents. This species could thus be a good model for investigating irregular patterns of spermatogenesis in naturally occurring wild species of rodent. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=20344401104&origin=inward
http://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/16962
ISSN: 01056263
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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