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Postnatal development and differentiation of the Leydig cells in the testis of the Indian Murrah buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) : a histomorphochemical study

Malhi, P.S.; Roy, K.S.; Pawar, H.S.

Buffalo Journal 15(2): 225-233


Accession: 003236618

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The testis of 25 male buffaloes, 13 aged between 1 day and 6 months, 4 aged 2 years and 8 aged 3-3.5 or >6 years were examined. The intertubular tissue varied between 19-30% in different age groups. Two populations of Leydig cells were observed during postnatal development. Degenerating fetal Leydig cells were present in groups around blood vessels in calves of up to 4 months of age and contained abundant large lipid droplets.

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