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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Comparative analysis of spermiogenesis and sperm ultrastructure in Callichthyidae (Teleostei : Ostariophysi : Siluriformes)
Author: Spadella, MA
Oliveira, C
Quagio-Grassiotto, I
Abstract: In Corydoradinae, the presence of spermatids in the lumen of the testicular tubules together with spermatozoa suggests that spermatogenesis is of the semicystic type, whereas in Callichthyinae, sperm production occurs entirely within spermatocysts in the germinal epithelium, characterizing cystic spermatogenesis. Spermiogenesis in Callichthyinae is characterized by an initial lateral development of the flagellum, the presence of nuclear rotation to different degrees, an eccentric or medial formation of a nuclear fossa, formation of a cytoplasmic channel, and presence of centriolar migration, being more similar to type I spermiogenesis. In Corydoradinae, spermiogenesis is characterized by eccentric development of the flagellum, the absence of nuclear rotation, an eccentric nuclear fossa formation, formation of a cytoplasmic channel, and absence of centriolar migration, differing from the types previously described. The process of spen-natogenesis and spenniogenesis in Corydoradinae and Callichthyinae revealed unique characters for each of these subfamilies, corroborating the hypotheses that they constitute monophyletic groups. In relation to sperm ultrastructure, the comparative analysis of the callichthyid species shows that the general characteristics found in the spermatozoa were similar, thus, reinforcing the hypothesis that the family is monophyletic.
Subject: catfish
Country: Brasil
Editor: Soc Brasileira Ictiologia
Citation: Neotropical Ichthyology. Soc Brasileira Ictiologia, v. 5, n. 3, n. 337, n. 350, 2007.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1679-62252007000300014
Date Issue: 2007
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