Polarized ovaries of the long-tongued bat, Glossophaga soricina: a novel model for studying ovarian development, folliculogenesis, and ovulation.

@article{Komar2007PolarizedOO,
  title={Polarized ovaries of the long-tongued bat, Glossophaga soricina: a novel model for studying ovarian development, folliculogenesis, and ovulation.},
  author={Carolyn M. Komar and Frances Zacharachis-Jutz and Chris J. Cretekos and Richard R. Behringer and John J. Rasweiler},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  year={2007},
  volume={290 11},
  pages={
          1439-48
        }
}
Glossophaga soricina is a spontaneously ovulating, monovular, polyestrous bat with a simplex uterus, exhibiting true menstruation. Studies conducted on reproductively active, captive-maintained animals established that G. soricina also has polarized ovaries, with the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) restricted to the medial side of the ovary, and primordial follicles limited to an immediately adjacent zone. Follicles selected for further development are recruited from the medullary side of this… CONTINUE READING