oa Agroanimalia - Post-natal development of the reproductive tract in the Dorper ram

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0302-7104



The growth of the pituitary and reproductive organs of Dorper rams have been studied from birth to 365 days of age. Fructose was present in the accessory glands from birth and citric acid from 28 days of age when there was sufficient material for assay. Spermatogenesis had started at 84 days when testis weight increased rapidly. Spermatozoa appeared in the seminiferous tubules at 112 days when the rams weighed 21,3 kg.

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