Reproductive Physiology

Animal Science 4314

Tail of Epididymis (rat)

cross section of tail of rat epididymis

Tissue: Tail of epididymis (rat) - Low Magnification

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

Key structures:

a) Mucosa - epithelium

b)Spermatozoa in lumen

c) Loose connective tissue

Note: Distinguish head from tail of epididymis

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