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Life Sciences

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ISSN  2320-964X (Online) 
ISSN 2320-7817  (Print)
Type - Quarterly 

 

Original Research

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 2 | Page Nos. 143-148

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Biochemical estimation of glycogen in the epididymis during the reproductive cycle of Rhinolophid bat Hipposideros speoris (Schneider).

 

1*JANBANDHU KISHOR S; 1PATIL KISHOR G AND 2SHENDE VIRENDRA A

1Department of Zoology, Govt. Institute of Science, R. T. Road, Civil Lines, Nagpur- 440001

2Department of Zoology, K. Z. S. Science College, Kalmeshwar, India

*Corresponding Author Email- ksjanbandhu@gmail.com

 

 

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Spermatogenesis commenced in September and by October spermiogenesis is observed and sperms are slowly transported to the cauda epididymis.  Peak spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis occur in testis in November-December and thus enormous numbers of sperms accumulate in the cauda epididymis.  Regression sets in the testis by mid January and complete regression or involution of the testis occurs by March.  Although the testis undergoes regression the sperms are stored in cauda epididymis until mid-April. Estimation of Glycogen during the reproductive cycle in the epididymis of Leaf nosed bat Hipposideros speoris was examined. Fructose was estimated throughout the year, with the commencement of breeding in September the quantity of epididymal fructose is highest during January, February, March (56.55 ± 10.72, 59.72 ± 3.01 and 59.36 ± 20.97 mg/g of tissue) and in April the level is slightly lower than these three months 43.79 ± 29.01 mg/g of tissue. The epididymal fructose level declines from May (24.33 ± 4.1 mg/g of tissue) and reaches minimum value during July 9.52 ± 4.71 mg/g of tissue).

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