Reproductive Physiology

Animal Science 4314

Head of Epididymis (rat)

cross section of head of rat epididymis

Tissue: Head of epididymis (rat) - Low Magnification

Function: Maturation, storage, transport, and concentration of sperm

Key structures:

a) Stereociliated simple columnar epithelium

b) Spermatozoa in lumen

c) Loose connective tissue

Note: Distinguish head from tail of epididymis


high magnification of head of rat epididymis

Tissue: Head of epididymis (rat) - High magnification

Function: Maturation, storage, transport, and concentration of sperm

Key structures:

a) Sterociliated columnar epithelium

b) Spermatozoa in lumen

c) Loose connective tissue

Note: Distinguish head from tail of epididymis

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