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Structure, histochemistry and ultrastructure of the male reproductive accessory glands in the neotropical flat-faced fruit-eating bat Artibeus planirostris (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

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Autor(es):
Puga, Cintia C. I. [1] ; Beguelini, Mateus R. [1] ; Negrin, Ana C. [1] ; Christante, Caroline M. [1] ; Morielle-Versute, Eliana [2] ; Vilamaior, Patricia S. L. [1] ; Taboga, Sebastiao R. [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, IBILCE, Dept Biol, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, IBILCE, Dept Zool & Bot, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT; v. 25, n. 3, p. 558-569, 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 14
Resumo

Chiroptera, the second largest mammalian order, presents different reproductive strategies and unique reproductive features. However, there are few reports regarding male reproductive accessory glands (RAGs) in Chiroptera. Thus, the aim of the present study was to characterise the RAGs of the exclusively neotropical bat Artibeus planirostris (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) macroscopically, microscopically and ultrastructurally. The RAGs were composed of a prostatic complex with two regions (ventral and dorsal) and paraurethral and bulbourethral glands, but no seminal vesicles. The ventral region had an undefined epithelium, with secretory and basal cells, and its secretions were periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) positive. The dorsal region received both deferens ducts, had a columnar pseudostratified epithelium with secretory and basal cells. There were two types of secretions from the dorsal region: one that was basophilic and another that was mixed PAS positive and PAS negative. The paraurethral glands were dispersed in the connective tissue of the urethra, whereas the bulbourethral glands were located in the penile root. Histological and ultrastructural data confirmed the prostatic nature of the ventral and dorsal regions and the holocrine nature of the ventral region, with the latter finding never having been described previously for the prostate gland. Our findings demonstrate the wide discrepancy of RAGs between A. planirostris and other mammals in terms of their composition, structure and morphology. (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: 09/06666-5 - Morfo-fisiologia da próstata de morcegos: estudos nas espécies Artibeus planirostris e Platyrrhinus lineatus (Phyllostomidae: Chiroptera)
Beneficiário:Cíntia Cristina Isicawa Puga
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado