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 9. Ultrastructure: Lysosomal and autophagic activity around spermatozoa. A: autophagosome; Al: autolysosome; G: Golgi complex; H: Head of spermatozoa; L: lysosome, Mit: mitochondria; P: phagolysosome. Rectangular area showed enlarged area. Arrow: numerous concentric layers around spermatozoa, Sharp arrow: degenerate segment of spermatozoa, Arrowhead: lysosomal attachment with spermatozoa. Scale bar: (AC) 1 μm.