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Fig. 3. Centriolar complex of elongating mouse spermatids. A: A section passing longitudinally through the proximal and the distal centrioles. B: A grazing section passing through the cap region of the centriolar adjunct. The centriolar complex of an elongating spermatid consists of a pair of centrioles displaced in an orthogonal orientation in the neck region (A). The distal centriole extends into an axoneme whereas the proximal centriole forms a microtubular adjunct. The tip of the adjunct is capped with a fibrous material (B), which radiates an aster of microtubules (arrows in B, see also Fig. 2C). DC, distal centriole; PC, proximal centriole; Adj, adjunct; Axn, axoneme; Acs, acrosome; N, nucleus; M, manchette. Bars ϭ 0.5 μm.

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  • Species · Mus musculus
  • Reference · Manandhar G, Simerly C, Salisbury JL, Schatten G, et al., Cell Motil Cytoskeleton 43(2), 1999 · Pubmed · CrossRef
  • Submitted by · Gerald Schatten on 07/22/2010.
  • Published by · Zita Santos on 11/16/2011.

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  • Cilium
    • Motile

      Yes
    • Axoneme
      • Number of axonemes

        1
    • Transition zone
    • Basal body
      • Number of basal bodies

        1
      • Position relative to each other

        Orthogonal
      • Maturation stage

        Mature
      • Position in the cell

        Anchored at the nuclear membrane
    • Accessory Centriole
      • Number of Accessory centrioles

        1
      • Maturation stage

        Mature
      • Position in the cell

        Close to nucleus

Image extra structures

  • Extra structures · no extra structures