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The developmental relation among mesonephros, gonad and external genitalia in the fetus of goat (Capra prisca).
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PMID:  9334498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mesonephros, the gonad, the external genitalia and the developmental relationships between them were examined on 21 goat fetuses, 29 to 92 days old. Three fetuses were not sexually differentiated, however 11 were males and 7 females. The development of the gonad could be divided in a not differentiated stage and a gonadal and external genitalia differentiation stage. A close relationship between the fetal gonad and the mesonephros was found during the stage of differentiation. The epicenter of this relation is the giant mesonephric nephron, a peculiar structure of mesonephros, from which epithelial cells presumably migrate into the gonad.
I N Magras; T Alifakiotis; A Pampoukidou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anatomia, histologia, embryologia     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0340-2096     ISO Abbreviation:  Anat Histol Embryol     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-05     Completed Date:  1998-02-05     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704218     Medline TA:  Anat Histol Embryol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Genitalia / embryology*
Goats / embryology*
Gonads / embryology*
Mesonephros / embryology*
Sex Differentiation*

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