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Figure 2 | Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

Figure 2

From: Placentation in the paca (Agouti paca L)

Figure 2

The labyrinth of the paca placenta. (A) The central region of a lobe (cl), a labyrinthine region (lab) and interlobular regions (in). Haematoxylin and eosin. (B) Central region of a placental lobe, showing the presence of fetal veins (fv), maternal arterial blood spaces (ma) lined by trophoblast cells, and the mesenchyme (mes) surrounding these structures. Haematoxylin and eosin. (C) Detail to show the trophoblastic lining of maternal blood spaces (tr) and the intact walls of small fetal veins. PAS. (D) The placental labyrinth, showing the radial disposition (←) of the trophoblastic columns, the fetal capillaries (fc) and maternal blood spaces (mbs). Haematoxylin and eosin. Scale bars: 500 μm (A), 200 μm (B); 50 μm (C, D).

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