Estimate of cycle length (of seminiferous epithelium) based on disappearance of successive generations of cells with increase in time after irradiation

Range 8.6 Table - link days
Organism Mouse Mus musculus
Reference Oakberg EF. Duration of spermatogenesis in the mouse and timing of stages of the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium. Am J Anat. 1956 Nov99(3):507-16. p.511 table 1PubMed ID13402729
Method Periodic acid-Schiff technique
Comments "Application of the periodic acid-Schiff technique to mouse testis reveals 16 stages of spermiogenesis. The first 12 of these stages correspond to one cycle of the seminiferous epithelium, and have been used to establish the developmental sequences occurring during germ cell renewal in the mouse (Oakberg, ’56, in this number)....Data showing the progressive disappearance of cell generations are given in table 1. Curves were fitted for disappearance of each cell type, and time intervals between successive curves were read at the 50% point. This procedure resulted in a combined estimate of 8.566 days, with a standard error of .379 days." See note beneath table
Entered by Uri M
ID 110660