Spermiogenesis and spermiation in the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).

@article{Lin1993SpermiogenesisAS,
  title={Spermiogenesis and spermiation in the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).},
  author={Minjie Lin and Russell C. Jones},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={1993},
  volume={183 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={525-35}
}
The ultrastructure of 12 steps of spermatid development and the process of spermiation are described for the Japanese quail in order to clarify the classification proposed for determining the stages of the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium (Lin et al. 1990) and to assess disagreements in the literature about sperm development in birds. It was concluded that acrosomal development involves the formation of proacrosomal granules which do not contain dense granules like the mammalian acrosome… CONTINUE READING
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