Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 24 pp 12773—12792

KIFC1 is essential for normal spermatogenesis and its depletion results in early germ cell apoptosis in the Kuruma shrimp, Penaeus (Marsupenaeus) japonicus

Figure 9. Effects of kifc1 knockdown on the distribution and assembly of the microtubules in the testis, vas deferens and spermatosphore. (A) The microtubules in the testis. (B) The microtubules in vas deferens. (C) The microtubules in spermatosphore. When kifc1 was knockdown, the microtubules were low expressed and abnormally assembled in spermatogonia and spermatocyte, while no obvious difference was found in spermatid from the vas deferens and mature sperm from spermatosphore. Blue: DAPI, Green: tubulin, Red: KIFC1. Scale bar = 20μm.