Ultrastructural Features of Sperm Storage Tubules in the Oviduct of the Indian Garden Lizard, Calotes Versicolor

Shankar, G. and Sagar, B. K. C. and Shantha Kumari, T. R. and Marathe, G. K. (2015) Ultrastructural Features of Sperm Storage Tubules in the Oviduct of the Indian Garden Lizard, Calotes Versicolor. Anatomical Record-Advances in Integrative Anatomy And Evolutionary Biology, 298 (11). pp. 1932-1937. ISSN 1932-8494

[img] Text (Full Text)
13.pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (437kB) | Request a copy
Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1002/ar.23257

Abstract

This study provides the first description of the ultrastructural features of sperm storage tubules (SSTs) in the uterovaginal region of the oviduct of the Indian garden lizard, Calotes versicolor. Abundant spermatozoa along with copious secretory material were found in the lumen of the SSTs. These secretory granules appeared similar in electron density to those found in the epithelial cells lining the SSTs indicating their similar origin. The close physical proximity of sperm with these granules suggests an intimate association between the two. The present study is also the first report of recovery of motile sperm from the flushings of SSTs in C. versicolor. The density of sperm found in the flushings varied, being most abundant during the reproductive phase and minimum/absent during the regressive phase. Understanding the microenvironment of the SSTs, the nature of the secretory granules and their interaction with sperm can guide us in unraveling the biology of oviductal sperm storage. Anat Rec, 298:1932-1937, 2015. (C) 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: uterovaginal junction; sperm storage tubules; secretory material
Subjects: C Chemical Science > Biochemistry
Divisions: Department of > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Shrirekha N
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 11:34
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 09:42
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/652

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item