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- Ultrastructure of spermatogenic cells and spermatozoa in Hoplias malabaricus (teleostei, characiformes, erythrinidae)
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- The differentiation of spermatids in Hoplias malabaricus is characterized by chromatin compaction, flagellum development, nuclear rotation, nuclear fossa formation, and excess cytoplasm elimination. In the resulting spermatozoon, the head is round and the nucleus contains chromatin compacted in thick filaments, peripherically arranged, to a central electron-lucent area. The acrosome is absent. The nuclear fossa is eccentric but not pronounced. The proximal centriole penetrates it and is oblique to the flagellum. The long midpiece has several converging elongate vesicles, forming membranous hoops in the initial segment of the flagellum, but has no cytoplasmic channel. The mitochondria are elongate and branched or C-shaped and located around the initial segment of the axoneme. The lateral flagellum does not show lateral projections. The ultrastructural characteristics of H. malabaricus spermatozoa are similar to the Cypriniformes. (C) 2001 the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
- Journal of Fish Biology. London: Academic Press Ltd Elsevier B.V. Ltd, v. 59, n. 6, p. 1494-1502, 2001.
- Elsevier B.V.
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