OBO ID: ZFA:0000598
Term Name: testis Search Ontology:
Synonyms: testes
Definition: Male reproductive organ. Adult zebrafish testes are paired organs forming elongated structures, internally organized into tubules. These tubules are formed by seminiferous epithelium containing cysts of spermatogonia and spermatocytes surrounded by somatic support cells, called Sertoli cells. Cysts are arranged around a lumen containing spermatozoa that is connected to the efferent ducts. The interstitial regions between the tubules contain the steroid-producing Leydig cells, connective tissue, and blood vessels. (1)
Appears at: Larval:Days 21-29 (21d-30d, 7.8mm, 10 teeth)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: TAO:0000598
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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