Seminiferous tubules

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ay2k
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Seminiferous tubules

Post by ay2k » Tue May 20, 2008 7:58 pm

Seminiferous tubules in human testes are circular in cross section but appear in variety of different shapes...

WHY?

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Post by daniel.kurz » Tue May 20, 2008 9:22 pm

That makes not a lot of sense. Do you mean cross section diagram from a book or a real image of a seminiferous tubule?

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Post by Darby » Tue May 20, 2008 11:52 pm

Visualize the testis in 3-D and then imagine a slice through it, cutting the tubes...

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Post by DoctorStein » Fri May 30, 2008 11:19 am

Imagine a pipe, it is one seminiferous tubule. If you cut it transversally, you will get circular shape like ring shape. if you cut it longitudinally, you will get another shape, if you cut it diagonally, you will get another shape, etc. etc.

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