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The Sperm Cell pp 411-414 | Cite as

Acrosome Development During Spermiogenesis and Epididymal Sperm Maturation in Australian Marsupials

  • H. R. Harding
  • F. N. Carrick
  • C. D. Shorey

Abstract

In previous papers (1,3) we have shown that a distinct acrosomal maturation process occurs as sperm move down the epididymis in some but not all Australian marsupial species. We first described this process in sperm of the Australian Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus vulpecula (1), and in attempting to explain its occurrence we examined acrosomal development during spermiogenesis in this species(2).

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. R. Harding
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • F. N. Carrick
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • C. D. Shorey
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General StudiesUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Veterinary AnatomyUniversity of QueenslandAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Histology and EmbryologyUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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