Ultrastructure of spermatozoa from domesticated birds: comparative study of turkey, chicken and guinea fowl.

Abstract

Typical for non-passerine birds, the spermatozoa of the turkey, chicken and guinea fowl were vermiform with a maximum width of 0.5-0.7 micron and lengths of 90 microns for chicken sperm, and 75-80 microns for those of the turkey and guinea. An acrosome, nucleus, midpiece and flagellum could be distinguished by SEM. The acrosomal cap projected over a… (More)

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