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DMRT1 Expression is Positively Correlated with the Development of Testes in Adult Mule Duck

DMRT1 Expression is Positively Correlated with the Development of Testes in Adult Mule Duck

Yu Yang1,2, Shengqiang Ye1, Lixia Wang1, Xing Chen1, Yunguo Qian1 and Ping Gong1,*

1Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Wuhan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430208, P.R. China
2Key Laboratory of Agricultural Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction of Ministry of Education, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, P.R. China

*     Corresponding author: gongping09@foxmail.com

Fig. 1.

Histological structure of adult mule duck testis (200×). A and B, the testes weight/body weight ratio <1%; C and D, the testes weight/body weight ratio1-2%; E and F, the testes weight/body weight ratio 2-3%. A, C and E, the left testis; B, D and F, the right testis. Staining: H&E.

Fig. 2.

The expression of DMRT1 in adult mule duck testis (200×). A, the testes weight/body weight ratio <1%; B, the testes weight/body weight ratio 1-2%; C, the testes weight/body weight ratio 2-3%. The arrow shows the expression of DMRT1 in seminiferous tubule.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 54, Iss. 1, Pages 1-501

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