The Establishment of Spermatogenesis in the Seminiferous Epithelium of the Pubertal Golden Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)

  • Andreas┬áMiething

Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 140)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Andreas Miething
    Pages 1-8
  3. Andreas Miething
    Pages 9-11
  4. Andreas Miething
    Pages 13-63
  5. Andreas Miething
    Pages 65-79
  6. Andreas Miething
    Pages 81-82
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 83-95

About this book


During pubertal development of the testes, germ cells pass initially through the complete succession of spermatogenic differentiation. Using the golden hamster as a model, this volume presents a comprehensive analysis of that establishing period of mammalian spermatogenesis. Detailed morphological and cell kinetic data of the pubertal seminiferous epithelium reveal a level of cellular organization and synchronization coming near to the adult situation. Characteristic, temporarily occurring perturbations of spermatogenic progression are related to specific delays of Sertoli or Leydig cell maturation, respectively. These results emphasize and specify the close structural and functional interdependence of germ and somatic cell development.


Sperma cells germ cell development leydig cells sertoli cell barrier sertoli cell proliferation

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas┬áMiething
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AnatomyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63655-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72005-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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