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Morphological Variation of Primary Reproductive Structures in Males of Five Families of Neotropical Bats

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Autor(es):
Beguelini, Mateus R. [1] ; Puga, Cintia C. I. [2] ; Martins, Fabiane F. [2] ; Betoli, Andre H. S. [1] ; Taboga, Sebastiao R. [1] ; Morielle-Versute, Eliana [2]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Biol, UNESP IBILCE, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Bot & Zool, UNESP IBILCE, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Anatomical Record-Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology; v. 296, n. 1, p. 156-167, JAN 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 13
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Bats present unique features among mammals with respect to reproduction, and although neotropical bats do not have a hibernation period, many of their reproductive characteristics vary seasonally and interspecifically. Thus, this work aimed to examine the reproductive structures of 18 species belonging to five families of Brazilian bats. The gross anatomy of the testes varied little; however, the epididymis of Emballonuridae and Vespertilionidae showed exceptional structures with a large elongation of the caudal region. We observed a wide variation in the positioning of the testes: Phyllostomidae and Noctilionidae presented external testes; Emballonuridae and Molossidae presented migratory testes that may be in intra-abdominal or external positions; and Vespertilionidae displayed scrotal testes. In the histological evaluation, we observed a different pattern in vespertilionid species, with testicular regression and sperm retention/storage in the cauda epididymis in the five species analyzed. Similar testicular regression was observed in Molossops temminckii; however, sperm retention/storage was not observed in this species. These data suggest that although the species analyzed are tropical species that do not present a prolonged period of torpor (hibernation), they still maintain a period of seminiferous tubule regression and sperm storage very similar to that observed in hibernating bats. Anat Rec, 296: 156-167, 2013. (C) 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/03470-2 - Morfo-fisiologia da próstata de morcegos: estudo comparativo nas famílias Phyllostomidae, Molossidae e Vespertilionidae
Beneficiário:Sebastião Roberto Taboga
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 09/16181-9 - Análise ultra-estrutural e imunocitoquímica da espermatogênese e nucleologênese de morcegos
Beneficiário:Eliana Morielle Versute
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular