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In vitro cultivation of spermatocysts to matured sperm in the silkworm Bombyx mori

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Title: In vitro cultivation of spermatocysts to matured sperm in the silkworm Bombyx mori
Authors: Kawamura, Naoko Browse this author
Sahara, Ken2 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Authors(alt): 佐原, 健2
Keywords: apyrene sperm
Bombyx hemolymph
eupyrene sperm
in vitro cultivation
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Journal Title: Development Growth & Differentiation
Volume: 44
Issue: 4
Start Page: 273
End Page: 280
Publisher DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-169X.2002.00641.x
Abstract: Bombyx spermatogonia are bipotential, producing nucleate eupyrene sperm and anucleate apyrene sperm. An in vitro cultivation of spermatocysts of Bombyx mori from spermatocytes to matured sperm was established. The present experiment made clear that: (i) spermatocysts must be isolated; (ii) constant shaking at 45 r.p.m. was necessary; and (iii) the addition of Bombyx hemolymph (BH) was indispensable for successful cultivation. In the absence of BH, spermatogenesis proceeded normally for 2 or 3 days and, thereafter, spermatocytes and sperm bundles began to degenerate. The best results for normal eupyrene spermatogenesis were obtained when culture medium containing BH of the corresponding stage was used in every exchange of the medium at 72 h intervals. None or only a small number of apyrene sperm bundles was produced by this culture system when spermatocysts from larval testes were used, although eupyrene spermatogenesis proceeded normally to form matured, or squeezed, sperm bundles.
Rights: Copyright (c) 2002, Blackwell Publishing
Type: article (author version)
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Submitter: 佐原 健

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