Residual body removal during spermatogenesis in C. elegans requires genes that mediate cell corpse clearance.

Abstract

Generation of spermatozoa involves segregation of most of the cytoplasm into residual bodies, which are detached from spermatids and eliminated in mammals. However, the molecular and cellular mechanism underlying the removal of residual bodies remains largely unknown. Here, we demonstrate that during C. elegans spermatogenesis residual bodies are engulfed… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/dev.086769

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