2-Title: Histogenesis of ductus epididymidis in buffalo foetii

Authors: Anil Sharma, Neelam Bansal, Varinder Uppal and Anuradha Gupta

Source: Ruminant Science (2014)-3(2):141-144

How to cite this manuscript: Sharma Anil, Bansal Neelam, Uppal Varinder and Gupta Anuradha (2014). Histogenesis of ductus epididymidis in buffalo foetii. Ruminant Science 3(2):141-144.


The present study was conducted on 25 buffalo foetii ranging from 23 to 98 cm curved crown rump length (CVRL) (125-295 days old) to elucidate histomorphological changes in epididymis during prenatal development. The mesonephric duct was differentiated into ductus epididymidis with the formation of caput, corpus and cauda at 25 cm CVRL (130 days). The coiling of epididymal duct was noticed in caput at 25 cm CVRL (130 days), in corpus at 31 cm CVRL (143 days) and in cauda at 29 cm CVRL (139 days). The lobulation was observed in caput at 39 cm CVRL (162 days), in corpus at 49 cm CVRL (184 days) and in cauda at 41 cm CVRL (166 days). All the regions of ductus epididymidis were lined by simple columnar epithelium during prenatal life in buffalo. At 31 cm CVRL (143 days), the peritubular area of caput, corpus and cauda epididymidis contained concentrically arranged mesenchymal cells which were differentiated into peritubular smooth muscle cells. At 75 cm CVRL (243 days) the peritubular area of all three regions contained well differentiated smooth muscle cells.


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