Müllerian duct regression in a marsupial, the tammar wallaby

Whitworth, Deanne J., Shaw, Geoffrey and Renfree Marilyn B. (1997) Müllerian duct regression in a marsupial, the tammar wallaby. Anatomy And Embryology, 196 1: 39-46. doi:10.1007/s004290050078


Author Whitworth, Deanne J.
Shaw, Geoffrey
Renfree Marilyn B.
Title Müllerian duct regression in a marsupial, the tammar wallaby
Journal name Anatomy And Embryology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1863-2653
1863-2661
Publication date 1997-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s004290050078
Volume 196
Issue 1
Start page 39
End page 46
Total pages 8
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract Mullerian duct regression is first apparent in male pouch young of the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) 6-7 days after birth and, as in eutherian mammals, is characterised by a condensation of the periductal mesenchyme into a whorl around the ductal epithelial cells. A decrease in the density of the extracellular matrix was observed in the region of the whorl. In contrast to eutherian mammals no changes were observed in the mean outer diameter of the Mullerian duct during the early stages of regression. The time at which these mesenchymal changes occur corresponds to the period of Mullerian inhibiting substance secretion in the postnatal tammar testis.
Keyword Paramesonephric duct
Sexual differentiation
Mesonephros
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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