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Fig. 3 | Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

Fig. 3

From: LIPOPHAGY: a novel form of steroidogenic activity within the LEYDIG cell during the reproductive cycle of turtle

Fig. 3

Electron micrograph of the seminiferous tubules and the interstitium of the testis during reproductive phase. (a) Seminiferous tubules containing the maturing spermatocytes in the ad-lumen, spermatogonia and Sertoli cell at the basement membrane surrounded by peritubular myoid cells. (b-c) Interstitium space consisting of the Leydig cell, telocytes, fibroblasts and blood vessels. The higher magnification illustrates the contact between different the cells. Bm: basement membrane; Sc: Sertoli cell; N: Nucleus; Sg: spermatogonia; PMC: Peritubular myoid cell; Lc: Leydig cell; N: nucleus; Fc: Fibroblast; Tc: Telocyte; Bv: Blood vessel. Scale bar = 10 μm (a-b) and 4 μm (c)

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