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 3. LC3 localization in the epididymis of turtle. LC3 immunolabeling (white arrowhead) in the epididymis during hibernation (AC) and non-hibernation. (E, F) White arrow indicates interaction of luminal spermatozoa with epithelia of epididymis. Rectangular area showed enlarged area. Scale bar: (A, B, E, F) 20 μm and (C, D) 10 μm.