|OBO ID: ZFA:0009133|
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|Term Name:||Sertoli cell||Search Ontology:|
|Definition:||A supporting cell projecting inward from the basement membrane of seminiferous tubules. They surround and nourish the developing male germ cells and secrete androgen binding protein. Their tight junctions with the spermatogonia and spermatocytes provide a blood-testis barrier.|
|Appears at:||Larval:Days 21-29 (21d-30d, 7.8mm, 10 teeth)|
|Evident until:||Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)|