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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sperm Characteristics As Additional Evidence Of Close Relationship Between Lebiasina And Piabucina (characiformes: Lebiasinidae: Lebiasininae)
Author: De Santana J.C.O.
Netto-Ferreira A.L.
Calcagnotto D.
Quagio-Grassiotto I.
Abstract: Spermiogenesis and spermatozoa of representatives of the genera Lebiasina and Piabucina are described. Spermiogenesis is quite similar among all analyzed species of these genera and is identified as Type II. In this type of spermiogenesis, the flagellum of earliest spermatids lies lateral to the nucleus. A slight movement of the nucleus towards the centriolar complex is observed. In late spermatids, the nucleus slightly elongates towards the flagellum. The formation of two striated rootlets apparently occurs in early/intermediate spermatids. The spermatozoa of species of Lebiasina and Piabucina share (1) a drop-shaped slightly elongated nucleus that is laterally positioned relative to the flagellum; (2) a superolateral centriolar complex; (3) two striated rootlets; (4) a basolateral midpiece; (5) oblong mitochondria and (6) a few spherical vesicles. The spermatic characteristics of Lebiasina and Piabucina indicate that spermiogenesis is a homologous process among all species of both genera examined to date and can be considered, along with the spermatozoa morphology, additional evidence indicating a close relationship between Lebiasina and Piabucina. © 2013 Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1679-62252013000300010
Date Issue: 2013
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