Spermatogenesis in the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu)

The aim of this study was to analyze morphologically and functionally the spermatogenesis in adult collared peccary. Fifteen testes provided by a commercial wild animal abattoir were used. The stages of the seminiferous epithelium cycle, the cellular number of the seminiferous tubules, the intrinsic efficiency of spermatogenesis, the Sertoli cells, the mean diameter of the seminiferous tubules and the volumetric proportion of testicular parenchyma components were analyzed. The mitosis efficiency coefficient in collared peccary was 22.54, the meiotic profile, 1:2.7, and spermatogenesis general profile was 1:64. It was concluded that spermatogenesis in peccary is very similar to that in pigs.

peccary; Tayassu tajacu; spermatogenesis


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