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Fig. 4 | Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

Fig. 4

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

Fig. 4

Electron micrograph of seminiferous tubules and the interstitium of the testis during hibernation. (a) Seminiferous tubules containing various residual spermatids and entotic vesicles (white arrow) in the ad-lumen, spermatogonia and Sertoli cell at the basement membrane. (b-c) Interstitium consists Leydig cell, Telocyte, fibroblast and capillary. The higher magnification illustrates the contact between the different cells (a,b,c). Bm: basement membrane; Sc: Sertoli cell; N: Nucleus; Sg: spermatogonia; PMC: Peritubular myoid cell; Lc: Leydig cell; N: nucleus; Fc: Fibroblast; Tc: Telocyte; Cp: Capillary. Scale bar = 8 μm (a), 4 μm (b), and 2 μm (c)

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