distal centriole

dis·tal cen·tri·ole

the centriole in the developing sperm from which the flagellum develops.
Synonym(s): posterior centriole
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During spermiogenesis, the distal centriole forms the axoneme of the sperm tail and becomes a vestige, whilst the proximal remains close to its nucleus and is inherited by the embryo (8,9).
Since the distal centriole gave rise to the sperm axoneme during spermiogenesis, it is logical to suppose that the proximal centriole that is inherited by the embryo could cause aberrant mitosis as both are derived from the same mother centriole in spermatids.
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