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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|
|Citation:||International Journal of Andrology, 2005; 28(3):180-188|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Science Ltd|
|P. Worawittayawong, C. M. Leigh, G. Cozens, E. J. Peirce, B. P. Setchell, P. Sretarugsa, A. Dharmarajan, W. G. Breed|
|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.|
|Keywords:||Seminiferous Tubules; Spermatozoa; Epithelial Cells; Animals; Muridae; Body Weight; Cell Cycle; Apoptosis; Thailand; Australia; Male|
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|Appears in Collections:||Environment Institute publications|
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