Changes in the fine structure of the testicular Leydig cells of the seasonally-breeding bat, Myotis adversus

Loh H.S.F. and Gemmell R.T. (1980) Changes in the fine structure of the testicular Leydig cells of the seasonally-breeding bat, Myotis adversus. Cell And Tissue Research, 210 2: 339-347. doi:10.1007/BF00237621


Author Loh H.S.F.
Gemmell R.T.
Title Changes in the fine structure of the testicular Leydig cells of the seasonally-breeding bat, Myotis adversus
Journal name Cell And Tissue Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0302-766X
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00237621
Volume 210
Issue 2
Start page 339
End page 347
Total pages 9
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2702 Anatomy
1308 Clinical Biochemistry
1307 Cell Biology
Abstract Leydig cells of the bat, Myotis adversus, have been examined by electron microscopy throughout fourteen months. During the breeding season the Leydig cells become hypertrophied and are characterised by prominent areas of agranular endoplasmic reticulum and numerous small, membrane-bound granules. Microperoxisomes are also observed. During the period of testicular regression. Leydig cell size and the number of membrane-bound granules are greatly reduced. Lipid droplets and dense bodies are more numerous.
Keyword Bat
Leydig cells
Seasonal breeding
Ultrastructure
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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