Seasonal changes in the testes and ductus epididymis of the lizard Agama stellio stellio

in Amphibia-Reptilia
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?



Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.



Help

Have Institutional Access?



Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Connect

Abstract

In this study, the breeding biology of the lizard Agama stellio stellio was investigated. Adult testis weight changes markedly during the year, reaching maximum size in spring and minimum in summer. Seminiferous tubule diameter has its maximum level in spring and minimum in summer. Spermatogenesis is initiated in mid August and terminated in early July. Spermiogenesis is generally restricted to the period following hibernation. In July and August there is a complete spermatogenetic stasis. Epididymal tubules have their maximum diameter and epithelial cell height in spring. They are secretory during this season.

Seasonal changes in the testes and ductus epididymis of the lizard Agama stellio stellio

in Amphibia-Reptilia

Sections

Information

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 23 23 14
Full Text Views 29 29 23
PDF Downloads 5 5 3
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0