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The fine structure of the sperm of the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus)

Journal of Great Lakes Research

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Abstract

The fine structural details of the spermatozoon of the round goby are presented for the first time in this study. Scanning and transmission electron microscopic examination of testis reveals an anacrosomal spermatozoon with a slightly elongate head and uniformly compacted chromatin. The midpiece contains a single, spherical mitochondrion. Two perpendicularly oriented centrioles lie in a deep, eccentric nuclear fossa with no regularly observed connection to the nucleus. The flagellum develops bilateral fins soon after emerging from the fossa; each extends approximately 1 A?m from the axoneme and persists nearly the length of the flagellum.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The fine structure of the sperm of the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
Series title:
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Volume
30
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 566-572
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
566
Last page:
572
Number of Pages:
6