SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol. 3 (Number 1-2) 2003

Scanning Electron Microscopy Observations of Porcine Ampullary Oviductal Epithelial Cells

Mayuva Areekijseree




Abstract


The mucosal surface of the porcine ampullary oviducts (PAO)
at the follicular and luteal phases were examined under the scanning
electron microscope (SEM) to observe the cell types and cellular
populations. At the follicular phase, the porcine ampullary oviductal
epithelial cells (PAOEC) contained a great number of high ciliated
cells, whereas those at the luteal phase consisted of lesser number
and were filled up with numerous of round shaped non-ciliated cells
with short microvilli on the apical surface. The change of the
epithelial morphology in the porcine ampullary oviducts during the
estrus cycle seems to suit their functions in the reproductive
process.

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