Fine structure of spermatozoa in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata Linnaeus, 1758) (Perciformes, Sparidae).

@article{Maricchiolo2007FineSO,
  title={Fine structure of spermatozoa in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata Linnaeus, 1758) (Perciformes, Sparidae).},
  author={Giulia Maricchiolo and Lucrezia Genovese and Rosaria Laur{\`a} and Valeria Micale and Ugo Muglia},
  journal={Histology and histopathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={79-83}
}
Scanning and transmission electron microscopy were used to investigate the fine structure of the sperm of the sparid fish Sparus aurata L. The mature spermatozoon of gilthead sea bream belongs, like that of the other sparid fish, to a "type I" as defined by Mattei (1970). It has a spherical head which lacks an acrosome, a short, irregularly-shaped midpiece and a long cylindrical tail. The nucleus reveals a deep invagination (nuclear fossa) in which the centriolar complex is located. The two… CONTINUE READING