Morphometry of leydig cells in the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu)

Authors

  • Deiler Sampaio Costa Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Campo Grande, MS
  • José Frederico Straggiotti Silva Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Laboratório de Melhoramento Genético Animal, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ
  • Leonardo Serafim da Silveira Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Laboratório de Sanidade Animal, Campos dos Goytacazes

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26622

Keywords:

Collared peccary, Tayassu tajacu, Leydig cells

Abstract

This work aimed to determine total and individual volume of Leydig cells, leydigosomatic index and the number of Leydig cells per testis and per gram of testis in the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu). Testes were collected from sexually mature collared peccaries, destined for commercial slaughter. Total and individual volumes of Leydig cells were 2.02 ml and 1,202.74 x 10-12 ml, respectively. The leydigosomatic index was 0.022%, and the number of Leydig cell per testis and per gram of testis was 1.7 billion and 92.12 million, respectively. These results show that morphometric characteristics of Leydig cells in collared peccaries are similar to average results observed for most of the mammalian species studied.

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Published

2007-10-01

How to Cite

Costa, D. S., Silva, J. F. S., & Silveira, L. S. da. (2007). Morphometry of leydig cells in the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 44(5), 384-389. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26622

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