Structural features of the epididymal region of the domestic duck (Anas plathyrynchos)

Authors

  • Karina Simões Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP
  • Antônio Marcos Orsi Universidade Estadual Paulista, Departamento de Anatomia, Botucatu, SP
  • Silvana Martinez Baraldi Artoni Universidade Estadual Paulista, Departamento de Morfologia e Fisiologia Animal, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Claudinei da Cruz Universidade Estadual Paulista, Centro de Aquicultura, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Bruno César Schimming Universidade de Marília, Departamento de Anatomia, Marília, SP
  • Patrícia Fernanda Felipe Pinheiro Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962004000200003

Keywords:

Epididymal region, Birds, Morphology, Morphometric analysis

Abstract

The epididymal region of the domestic duck is composed by efferent ductules, whose histotopology was characterized by the proximal and distal ductules and sequentially by the epididymal duct. The epithelial lining of the efferent ductules was ciliated pseudostratified and formed by columnar cells. Also the ducts epididymidis epithelium was pseudostratified but non-ciliated. Concerning the histomorphometric analysis, the epithelial height mean was significantly greater in the distal efferent ductules, differing from the lower epithelium height mean observed in proximal efferent ductules and epididymal duct. The maximum and minimum diameter mean were significantly greater in the proximal efferent ductules, comparatively to the same diameter means of the other ductules.

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Published

2004-04-01

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How to Cite

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Simões K, Orsi AM, Artoni SMB, Cruz C da, Schimming BC, Pinheiro PFF. Structural features of the epididymal region of the domestic duck (Anas plathyrynchos). Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2004 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 May 28];41(2):92-7. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/6262