Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 10 pp 8987—8999

in vivo cellular evidence of autophagic associated spermiophagy within the principal cells during sperm storage in epididymis of the turtle

Figure 1. Light microscopy of epididymis within the testis of turtle. Spermatozoa storage during hibernation (AC) and non-hibernation. (D) Red arrow showed interaction of spermatozoa with epididymal epithelia. DE: ductuli efferent; Epi: Epididymis; Lu: Lumen; Rt: rete testis. Scale bar: (A) 100 μm, (B, C) 10μm, (D) 20 μm.